It's a flower. It's name escapes me but I think it comes from the Himalayas. The ones you grow in pots and bring in in winter.
That must be one of your lovely orchids in bloom.
Some kind of pink flower - hydrangea?
Another wild guess!!! A fuschia flower???
That's the name I was trying to recall.
Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John