Sunday, September 10, 2023

Taking A Break


The mountains are calling me, I must go.

~ John Muir


I need to take a break from blogging so that I can try to fix whatever it is that's gone awry with the formatting of my blog.

In years past, this would probably have been a fairly easy thing for me to do, but these days I'm not at all sure I can even figure out what's wrong. Much less fix it. 

I'm not complaining, I just need to take a break. 

Friday, September 1, 2023



There's a quality of elegance and mystery about orchids. 

Some people become obsessed with these beautiful flowers. 

I read The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean, which is about people in Florida who become totally obsessed with orchids. I found it fascinating. 

For me, an orchid represents the thought that we can overcome adversity and emerge stronger. They are so fragile looking, yet  very resilient. They grow and thrive in the shade, they mostly grow on trees, one orchid species grows in the water, and yet another can be found growing on rocks.  

Last year, I bought some orchids in the grocery store, where they have many. 

They were very special and I enjoyed having their beauty in my home. None of them bloom any longer, so I've cut back their stems and water them once a week. New leaves have come to life on some of them. 

I plan to buy a couple of orchids soon, but not until I've read more about them and perhaps watch YouTube videos to learn more about how to care for them.

If you know how to care for an orchid, it may bloom again. And if I could make that happen, it would be magical. 


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