Orchid

Posted: January 3, 2017 in flowers, Quotes
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It’s been a bit dreary here in northeastern Illinois and it might be that way where you are as well.  A bit of flowery beauty doesn’t come amiss at this time of year in the northern hemisphere and I hope my friends in the southern one will enjoy it as well.

“An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it.”
~Confucius

“Scatter as a prayer
escaping my lips…

as orchids
blooming in clouds.”
~Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

© janet m. webb 2016

“When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid’s perfume.”
~Sara Jeannette Duncan

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Comments
  1. We may need a new adjective to describe the beauty of this orchid. Nice way to start the new year. 🙂

  2. I loved those quotes and always enjoy seeing orchid flowers of any variety at any time.

    • I really like orchids, too, Madison. Just bought a bright yellow begonia at Trader Joe’s yesterday. I couldn’t resist the cheerful color! It may show up here soon, too. 😉

      janet

  3. kimannwil says:

    So appreciate the bright cheerful bloom on this rainy day in TN!

    • We have rain in the forecast, too, and I’m sure the rest of the day will be another grey one. So we can both enjoy this. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment as well.

      janet

  4. carol1945 says:

    Your poems and photo go so well together. Weather has a very strong effect on my moods.

  5. Joyce says:

    I love orchids, too. I have a bouquet of them right now above my kitchen sink. My husband makes it a practice to get a fresh bouquet of flowers each week at the Kings Sooper market,, and this last week it was orchids, one of our favorites as they smell so nice and last longer than some others.

    • What a lovely thing for him to do, Joyce!

      janet

      • Joyce says:

        Yes. It all started when I shopped and brought home a beautiful crystal vase for the roses I never got (then), and I hinted that I intended for it to be used. 🙂 From then on I got my roses, and all kinds of beautiful flowers and now see them more frequently, so have it filled most of the time with a variety of flowers. 🙂

  6. bythebriny says:

    Reminds me of warm tropical locales. Lovely image.

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