Tag Archives: orchid

So much for orchid flowers

Orchid leaf thumbing nose at flower stem

My moth orchid does not do multitasking. It will send up a flower stem. It will send up a new leaf. But not both.

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Struggling orchids

Orchids hanging in there

Well, this doesn’t look great, but it doesn’t look as bad as I thought. I guess this is as open and as upright as it’s going to get. Keep trying, orchids!

Tilty Orchid

Orchid on a stick

The orchid is not dead yet. It feels fine. It thinks it might go for a walk.

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Orchid fail?

Fallen orchid

This does not look good.

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Coy orchid

Orchid peeling open

The sun is moving. Suddenly, it’s no longer pitch dark at four in the afternoon. There’s a big melt storming in tonight.

And the orchid is two.

An Orchid, yawn

A lazy orchid yawns

First thing I learned today:  don’t shovel snow before breakfast. You’re only supposed to do impossible things before breakfast. Shoveling snow is all too possible, but I felt wiped out all day. I had to rest up just to get the energy for a cup of tea. Continue reading

Another peek into an orchid

Orchid spreads its wings

Bit by bit, the orchid inches open. One, then two wings of petals unfold, drawing aside the edges of the veil cast over the insides.

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A hint of orchids

Orchid beginning to open

It’s time for the annual orchid tease.  Almost as if it can feel the moisture and sun of the January thaw outside, it’s peeling just the edge of one petal open, teasingly hinting at the first flower of the year.

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Orchid bud

Orchid bud

I made a mad dash out and in to feed the birds, and another leisurely dash to play with my writing meetup, and all along the orchid is cleverly staying inside.

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Orchid shoot is shooting

Orchid sending up a flower shoot

I haven’t really paid much attention to my moth orchid lately. It rewards that sort of inattention, you see, with lovely flower shoots. It seems like just a few days ago that it was barely more than a bud.

Look at it go!