gonewild said:No that is not a dumb question, I am the dumb one for not getting up north and doing that. But I have this nagging need to go photograph besseae and kovachii soon. I kept putting off a lot of photography and then when I became ill we had to leave without doing it. We did find several plants I suspected of being phrags but I did not find any signs of flowers and they were growing where I thought phrags should not grow, it would be very far south for besseae. That does not mean it was not though as the area is not well explored for such a trivial thing as a new phrag specie. We did find caudatum, pearcei, and a pouchless specie in bloom. I'll post a little about this sometime.
OrchidNorth said:Hi Lance. I'm new to this forum and just read your post. A very awesome and interesting story. Hope you are well now. You remind me of Michael Harner (The Way of the Shaman) for some reason. I do know exactly what you are talking about in regards to communicating with the plant realm. I have been a gardener since a young girl and have developed the 'sense' so to speak. This must be why the sick ones jump right into my hands, subtly saying help me. Time to return to your web site to check out your pictures. Very beautifully breathtaking work.
Jon in SW Ohio said:After checking your website out a few times, I've decided I NEED a pair of Moema quiii!
NYEric said:HI Lance, I must again thank you for the hybrids I was able to obtain from your Orchids Gonewild webstore. I just want to retire somewhere that my measly retirement dollars will go further than NYC! I am looking at the coastline in DR or Panama or Nicaragua [surfing] , etc. or in the mountains of Ecuador or Peru. Dennis Dallesandro has given me a few names but without visiting I dont really feel you can get a good lead on real estate, atmosphere, etc. I speak spanish pretty well so living in a spanish speaking area wont cause too much problem. Also my girlfriend is German and if I can convince her it would be good [Germans travel everywhere.]