Snowy orchid ~ Platanthera nivea
When it’s 4 a.m. on a Sunday morning, it’s tempting to think, “There always will be another day” before rolling over and going back to sleep.
Yesterday, I was tempted. I’d planned to go to east Texas to see what I could see. I prefer making the trip on Sunday because of lighter traffic and no road construction, and I knew the weather would be fine, if summertime-hot.
Still: it was 4 a.m.
Knowing Texas weather as I do, I also realized that if I missed making the trip, it could be two or even three weeks before another perfect Sunday presented itself. I got up.
Had I not, I might have missed this year’s bloom of Platanthera nivea. One colony thrived in a familiar place; one was new. Eventually, I’ll show other photos of this rare Texas orchid, but this will do for now.
As for the future? When that little voice in my head grows insistent, saying, “Go!” I intend to listen.