Friday, 13 December 2013

it takes little to make me happy (3)

This week has been a difficult one. Tuesday was my last day at work, today I went to the office to collect my stuff, 3 archive boxes full of collected papers and lecture notes, and my dependable espresso maker that I received as a leaving present from the folk at my second last post. It was quite emotional to say the least.

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!
 
Thank you all my readers for commenting. I am really exited that someone out there is reading my blog! Christina x


3 comments:

  1. Dear Christina thank you so much for your comment on my blog - it's lovely to "meet" you! Can you send me your address in an email at mrsthomasinatittlemouse@gmail.com? St Nicholas may just have found his address book and needs to confirm he has it right, as he may be able, a little belatedly, to pop something in the post to you! E x

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  2. Crazy season for sure. I haven't had time to blog this week - so un like me. Just catching up with my favourites while having a cuppa then we head off for a Birthday party then Christmas parade. I love your orchid, such a beautiful flower. Enjoy your weekend xo

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  3. It must've been hard to go and collect your things. Your orchid is beautiful. Reflowering....wow! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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