I was extremely pleased to see this beautiful orchid in the wild in Florida. Cleared up a few things for me. One orchids do grow in wild (they are so beautiful that they almost seem unreal to me) and second two I love orchids, now matter how much they die on me (I had one for almost 4 years, gift for my birthday- all my efforts to try and keep it from dying only made the situation worse!).
But what was interesting was the fact that there was just this one orchid plant in out vicinity. It is possible that there were others and I just did not notice them because they did not have any flowers. Oh well, am not complaining!
This was taken by a bridge near Everglades (Gulf coast side close to Tampa) where we also saw gators Cool haan!!!