Monday, May 3, 2010

A Double Celebration

In honor of my magic orchid, I'm skipping my 2nd fiction project story and moving on to my 3rd. I'll post the 2nd story later on. For more information on The Fiction Project visit Here's the 3rd story...

The beautiful Blue Morpho fluttered it's wings over the top of Hacienda Baru. It continued to silently flip flap, flip flap through the humid air. Slowly the butterfly spiraled downward and magically disappeared into the orchid garden.

"I wonder if anyone saw me," whispered the butterfly

Here's my own magic orchid. It's has bloomed on schedule for 3-4 years.

Who would think something so beautiful could emerge from these ugly exposed roots.

Now here's the magic part. Sometimes my orchid surprises me with a 2nd round of blooms. It hasn't even completely opened all of it's last buds. And 2 more blooming stems are magically appearing. One of the stems is even growing off of last year's stem. It never completely dried up. Thank goodness I didn't cut it off. And everyone needs a little magic in their life. Thankyou magic orchid!


barb bjornson said...

Love the butterfly spread Sharon, every square inch!!! Lovely composition. Orchids are so beautiful and you get them to bloom every year? Wow!
Wonderful way to start the week with your blog.

DJan said...

Whoa! That is some magic orchid!! And it just takes my breath away, it's so beautiful. Thank you for this post, which shows that magic is still alive and well in the world.

The Chair Speaks said...

Absolutely lovely!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my heart sings when I see magical butterflys and flowers!
We need more and more magic.
I love your butterfly go flop, flop, flop and noooo,
no one saw it go to sleep in the orchid flower garden- not a soul. (shhhhhh) tee hee hee

Carol............. said...

What a gorgeous orchid!

Years ago I was really into orchids and had a perfect place for them. I'd attach them on to stumps like in their natural setting and they did amazingly well. Wish I had some photos of them now.

Your post and pictures was great!

Amy Cerny Vasterling said...


Your photos are spectacular! I think its been a bit since I've been here. Wonderful! I love the images for the boook too. They are great and for you very "tight". Nice job, keep it up!

Johnny Nutcase said...

how cool! magic orchid - blooming for 4 years! I can never figure out how to get them to bloom again! and i'm generally pretty good with plants! Love the pictures!