I missed National Orchid Day but I haven’t been unaware of flowers. In particular, there is a blooming succulent on the porch railing. I first noticed a change in the almost spherical arrangement of leaves above the rim of the clay pot. It seemed that an alien was projecting a periscope to see what was happening. It grew day by day. After a while, the leading end began to bulge and many smaller buds appeared. They began to yellow in the center. After a few day’s away from the back yard, I visited again only to see the buds replaced by yellow flowers.
Below are my cell phone camera photos of the changes in the head of the succulent projection.