Great shots, Shane, of a weird looking but beautiful orchid. Nearly bought one a couple of months ago, but was too expensive for me. Glad you're back with us and do miss your sense of humour. Spend more time with your orchids, talk to them and take lots of pictures. Hope you get over your 2012 soon and be your usual effervescent self.
Love your pictures, especially the closeups - don't why but they remind me of the makeup on the faces of the Actors in Chinese operas.