Wednesday, March 3,2015
Hallelujah and praise to the "date gods"! Notice the date in bold font in the upper left corner of this post. It says March. See, I can't even say it in regular font. The reason for my excitement is that it becomes apparent that time is actually moving forward. The 200+cm of snow that was outside my window yesterday ( I am writing this on March 1,2015..oops, did it again) is still there today, but I feel an anticipation and eagerness for the spring that is on it's way! I guess you could say it is about how one views an otherwise mundane fact or their Objectivity!
Thanks for allowing me a rather lengthy segue to the actual title of this post.
My sister recently gave me a beautiful Orchid for a gift and it has to date, survived one whole month! This is due more to the tenacity and robust character of the plant rather than any ministering on my part. I have fed it 4-5 ice cubes weekly, as per the tag that accompanied it, but other than that I have only observed it with pleasure. The duel stemmed plant is most lovely on it's own, but I chose to get up close and personal with this particular orchid and want to show you what I saw.
This is one stem of the plant. I love how each blossom curls into the next to form a lovely arch.
Moving in a little closer, it is amazing how the delicate petals and other parts of the plant can be so durable.
Almost looks like a tiny butterfly in there.
Is this totally awesome or what!?
I know the botanists out there will give you all the technical terms like, pistons, and stamens and filaments, but I just see pure magic.
What do YOU see? A wee alien with his hands on his head?? or maybe a ghost of some kind... come on, be frivolous for a moment... it feels good, you know!