Anyway, on days like this I try to focus on the little things that make me happy. I love orchids and have about a dozen dotted around the house. One or two of them are usually in flower. Like this one:
It is a bog standard supermarket variety orchid, I don't even know its name. I love it because it is so reliable and flowers year after year after year. It currently has thirteen flowers and 5 buds. Amazing, yes? I sometimes just sit and stare, studying the delicate pink veins and teeny tiny pink dots, forgetting all the worries around me.
I get quite exited about the annual Spring orchid show in the Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens. It is not much of a show to be honest but the local orchid lovers society (which I secretly would like to join) has a beautiful display and there are a few orchid sellers, too. I bought this one last year:
It produces the tiniest creamy green flowers. A couple of weeks ago I spotted the new shoot it produced, a very happy moment indeed. A new shoot means new flowers. Funny, I look at these orchids every day and yet I missed the day the shoot emerged, it must have been there for a week before I noticed it.
Oh well, it is time to produce dinner for my crazies!
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