First orchid bloom of the season begins to open on this plant that has given me so many flowers. such a blurry shot. I took the picture in a hurry, and thought I'd got it. Now it's too late - the bud is fully open. this is NOT a cat picture. It's an orchid picture. I only post cat pictures on caturday (feb.23). budmonster that same flower one day later. still not fully emerged. The colour will still change, and the shape. The plant was a birthday gift from my parents. So was the cat.