Saturday, 16 February 2013

Focus in Life - week 7: Beauty of Flowers

Earth laughs in flowers.
                                                          ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do love that quote, but until Sally used it in her prompt for us this week I hadn't known who it was from, and unusually for me in this age of Google and Wikipedia I hadn't got round to looking it up! 

The beauty of flowers was our photo prompt this week. I could easily have shown you the lovely red roses that T gave me for Valentine's Day, but it was my orchid that kept catching my eye when I got my camera out - not the best photo I'm afraid as the sun has refused to come out today! This orchid is something of a miracle. I maybe able to saw and shape delicate flowers out of sheet metal but I am most definitely not as good with living flowers but so far I have been able to keep my orchid alive for just over two years now. And not only is it alive but it has 15 buds in various stages of blooming as well as this lovely flower, plus new shoots growing. Heaven knows what I'm doing to it, but it seems to be working!

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18 comments:

  1. Wow - simply wow!! Gorgeous capture indeed.

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  2. an orchid beats a rose any day, i reckon :)

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  3. Love orchids.. started growing them.. (I consider that I am rescuing them from the grocery store!) almost 20 years ago... I still have one of my original two orchids, the other one froze when I was moving accross country! I've given up on growing roses and my husband doesn't do cut flowers as gifts!

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  4. Just beautiful! I received my first orchid on Valentine's Day!

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  5. Congrats on keeping your orchid alive. My ability to grow flowers seems to ebb and flow much like life does.

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  6. that's far longer and far more impressive fertility than I could ever produce from them. Just babysitting my mums collection when they travel scares me!

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  7. What a beautiful orchid. Whatever you are doing keep doing it.

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  8. You must have a green thumb! So many buds and new shoots! Orchids are so full of grace.

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  9. Maybe you have a highly selective green thumb?

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  10. Orchids are wonderful for looking like you've got a green thumb! : )

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  11. Keep doing what your doing, the orchid is beautiful!!

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