Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blooming Orchid


When I photographed my candle a few days ago, I used two orchid flowers in the photo. Teresa of Homestead Notes couldn't believe that I had an actual live blooming orchid. I live in FLORIDA, T. Everything blooms here because we live in a tropical state where it rarely gets below 55 degrees and that is considered close to freezing (ha!). My other orchid is just a leafy thing, but will bloom when this one finishes.

That is certainly the part about Florida that is awesome. The flowers, the greenness of it all.... and the fact that I'll be taking a picnic to the beach this afternoon with no jacket or shoes.


6 comments:

excavator attachment said...

very clever.

Suds to Love said...

Jealous! It was the high 40's this morning when I woke up... though I don't think that I would want to ever live in Florida with the hurricane issues! Enjoy your picnic.

Teresa R said...

Oh Jo, it's beeeeyooootiful!! Mine is exactly like that - minus all the gorgeous blooms...hahaha! OK, I'll take a pic of mine and share tomorrow (Sunday).

Ditto what Suds said - the 40s temp this morning as well as the hurricane fear. I'll take my tornados over hurricanes any day. But, I do looove to visit FL, especially the Gulf Coast side. DO NOT BREATHE a word of this to anyone, but if the BIL's family weren't in FL, I'd go vacation there a lot more often. ;D

KaytiBear said...

I live in FL too . I grew a yellow orchid which bloomed like crazy until my dog ate it. It is very green here but I miss the leaves turning colors and the crisp air of fall

Anne-Marie said...

That is gorgeous! And makes me jealous (oh so so jealous). I have an orchid with lovely green leaves and absolutely no bloom - just a dead twig - on my counter in my house right now.

Sigh ... I do love orchids. =)

Epicure68 said...

What a beautiful orchid! usually the ones we have here have maybe one or two flowers, but then again NW climate isn't exactly tropical, is it?