"God's grandest messages are not loudly self-assertive. His most fragrant flowers, unlike the hollyhocks and the sunflowers, do not challenge the attention of the careless wayfarer, but hide under the cool hedgerows and only betray themselves by their sweetness. Our dearest and deepest joys are not those which we have in the glare of publicity, but those which cluster round about us in the home." ~ Alfred Rowland, "The Clouds: God's Angels of the Sea," in The Sunday Magazine (London), 1884
The graceful and elegant orchid, epitomizes love, luxury, strength and beauty.