The other day, walking back through the woods after working on our waterline, we came upon a couple of clusters of Calypso orchids (Calypso bulbous) growing in the shady moss. I have seen Calypsos in other places in the Robson Valley, but this is the first time I have seen them in our neighborhood. I have always felt privileged to come upon them.
In looking them up in my plant book I was surprised to learn they they were named after Calypso; goddess daughter of Atlas. She was a beautiful nymph, hidden in the woods. I always assumed that the name came from the dance, even though that never made much sense.
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