I know I've been missing for a while, so I hope you've all been doing well. I've been trying to keep up with your blogs while in holiday mode. Soon, all will return to normal. Even though the holidays can be fun, I think there's something to be said for normalcy. Now that I've escaped to the computer for a moment of solitude with a nice cup of green tea infused with spearmint and lemongrass (trying to have a Zen moment), I'd like to share something very exciting with you. The first new bloom of an orchid under my care has been witnessed! Yes! It's true! Here it is:
This is so exciting!
This particular orchid is present for all of our meals at the table, so she has ended up being named 'Flower Child' (FC). I moved her closer to the china cabinet (should really just call it my teapot cabinet) :-) hoping to find a place FC might look more at home in, but it's back to the middle of the table with her for now.
FC started out as a moderately sized centerpiece, but now she floats high above the table. Above is my view while seated. Time spent at the table is even a little more special now. However, if FC taps me on the shoulder while I'm elsewhere in the room, it will be time for a pruning. Yes, I just threatened a dreaded pruning if things get dangerous! ;-)
Oh, please excuse the bougainvillea in the background. She just moved in for the winter, and is in dire need of a trip to the salon.
'Flower Child' in all her glory (taken last night before the bloom opened).
Hope you all have a lovely week. Until next time, keep on shining friends! :-)