The Christmas season is full of enchantment and magic, so a great gift for any orchid enthusiast would be the book, The Enchanted Orchid by Max Allen Fulcher. Mark Roeder, a reader from Zurich, Switzerland wrote his own review, saying it's "A beautiful, timeless book."
"There is something magical about this book that stays with you long after you have read it. The photos are exquisitely beautiful and the writing is entertaining and insightful. It is obviously the work of a man who feels passionately about orchids and life generally, and has a great sense of adventure. On reading the book, you begin to believe that you are actually there with him - in Hawaii or Singapore or Western Australia - sharing the wondrous 'orchid' experience. The book is destined to become a modern classic."
Amazon.com tells us that in The Enchanted Orchid, Max Fulcher brings together his talent for photography and his knowledge and love of the alluring blooms. It's an entertaining read - as warm and witty as the author - interspersed with his gorgeous photographs. Armed with camera and diary, Max tracked orchids across Asia and the Pacific for two decades. He recounts many of his orchid experiences on the orchid trail including how, in Burma, he happened upon the rare blue Vanda and why, with a $13,000 hole in his belly, he limped around New York in winter searching out moon orchids.
Max Fulcher's photography and stories have appeared in a variety of magazines, including Vogue Entertaining, Your Garden, Belle, House & Garden, Sydney Morning Herald, ITA, and Australian Women's Weekly. Max's portfolio of art and photography is characterized by a huge appreciation of nature and humanity, sought after by enthusiasts and collectors alike. It is a showcase of vibrant illusion - nature in all her forms - inspired by a lifetime of traveling.