I also do not like to cut flowers...its almost as if you have interrupted the natural cycle of life (goofy, some may say? yet, there it is, sometimes we feel that way!) (didn't mean to make poetry, cause that IS goofy). I also did not know there was such a thing as a "walking iris" and, yes, it does look like an orchid! Exquisite and Beautiful and Unforgettable! Thank you for sharing!
I'm glad to hear the same sentiments
...I feel like intruding their lives by cutting them or bringing to a studio where I know they're not comfortable