These orchids from Thailand are endangered. Whole regions are absent their beauty although they used to grow wild in many places around the region. I took these photos as I walked the trails in an orchid farm near Chiang Mai. People are cultivating space to keep the plants growing and regenerating. Sometimes resurrection takes a carefully cultivated practice. It is still not guaranteed. That’s not how resurrection works. But sometimes in the daily practice, the miracle – like these beauties – comes bursting into our lives.
Farmer and poet Wendell Berry knew it: We need to practice resurrection more than we need to believe it.
Easter Blessings to you!