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I think I’m a kind of “orchid” addict, I’ve serious problems to not buy one of them when I go to a flowers shop…
27th May 2005. I went to buy a plant with daddy and I saw a nice orchid. I’ve always loved orchids and all bulb flowers but they are usually the most expensive ones, thus my parents usually avoided buying those.
I think that day daddy decided to buy that orchid because the following day was my 18th birthday. When we were paying our plants the lady owning the “flowers and plants shop” told me: “I want to just tell you that this plant probably won’t bloom the next year”.
For the following 4 years (till May 2009) it kept on blooming and showing her best flowers at the end of May.
It was always great, it was like “receiving” a present that brings hope.
This year 2 orchids didn’t bloom, one was even without leaves and we thought that probably mine was the dead orchid…
Few minutes ago I’ve gone out on the balcony to check if the clouds were rain clouds or not, and I saw an amazing show:
For the 6th year of its life, and the 5th time that it wasn’t supposed to bloom, my little orchid did it!
At the moment there are “just” two flower and the leaves seems not in their best shape, but it still rocks!
That’s one of those little events that can cheer up me for a whole day ^_^
This really “crowded” orchid is a present I was given by the webmaster.
He gave me it saying “I’m sorry”, the day after we had a terrible argument. It was early June 2008.
We were both so upset and frustrated that probably we both thought we were going to break up.
A friend of mine, who lives in Texas, helped me to calm down and this made me finding the strength to overcome that problem.
This is the 3rd year the orchid is making flowers.
Till last year it did flower along a vertical branch, that died and it made growing this horizontal one. It’s probably due to the fact that the plant gets sun mainly from that direction.
I love this year “flowers configuration”, especially because there is JUST ONE orchid differently oriented (rotated of about 90 degree on the right).
It makes me smile because it seems it didn’t want to be hidden by other orchids and it’s seeking for more light.
On the right there is the “dead body” of my very first orchid that I bought for my 18th birthday and did flower for 5 years. It’s dead now.
That’s what I think when I look at this plants, the little story of the last years of my life.
A common life of a constant desire of eternal Love and Beauty.
In these days Catania weather is awful. It’s so hot and humid that you can’t find peace even in the wind, that is even hotter, and there are only clouds (that bring no rain) in the sky.
I’m feeling a little sick too, so I guess it’s normal if I consider a “looking out of focus” image is something good to be posted.