I have painted them in the same mild tones of grayish green.
The orchid supports itself on its thin stem, under the arch
of a long, grasslike leaf. The rock, moss-speckled, is suspended
in air, yet it keeps its composure. Each may represent whatever
you wish, though I have painted them from life, which has no
When speech comes from a quiet heart, it has the strength
of the orchid, and the fragrance of the rock.
from "Four Watercolors by Tao-Chi"