This is the only orchid I own. I bought it at Home Depot about a year ago for $9. Mostly because of its miniature size and striking magenta color.
One by one, the petals fell until there was nothing but tentacles and waxy leaves. I didn’t know what to do. I kept it moist, left it on my windowsill, and waited.
And then a crazy thing happened. Tiny green buds began to appear. Now, almost a year later it’s almost ready to burst.
So is my heart.
It fell off the top of my lockers. I am not optimistic about its recovery, but one must never give up on hope. Without it, we have no chance.
A clean break.
Calls for silver glitter glue.
Glitter captures light and shares it with the world.
The crack stays.
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
There’s a blanket in the sky. At the bottom lies the sun ready to rise and shine.
Just enough for one slice of toast.
I’ve been watching and waiting for these blossoms since I planted its bulbs months ago. Wish I remembered what it is.
I suspect it will not disappoint.
I’ve never seen a cocoon like this. Hats off to the architect/builder for using little sticks in the design.
And it’s on there. I don’t know what that white stuff is (weblike material), but it’s firmly attached to my stool.
Does anyone know its origins? Spider? Wasp home? Whatever it is, I’m impressed by such a resourceful designer.
We could learn from these little members of our planet.
Update to post: Just added this picture. Even more detail. 🤓