Monday, February 21, 2011

Winter Hope

A baby Orchid has joined our family. I hold it in my lap on the trip from the city. Its purple buds, like tiny fists, are still tightly closed. I watch it carefully, murmuring encouragement, changing its position, checking for moisture. As the wind swirls the snow into drifts in my yard, I await blooming.


  1. Oh it's going to be beautiful. I hope you'll post a photo when it's in bloom.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.. much appreciated.

  2. Hi Barb!
    I love this ~ the plants ~ waiting for blossoms indoors.
    At the consignment shop I love {I bought the Victorian secretary there} the owners have hyacinths blooming everywhere around the store. It's like a walk in a garden. {almost, but I'll take it!}
    Is that your granddaughter in the layers of the Lucite pot? Love it!

    Oh the book I'm reading is "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp.
    You can find it here
    I'm finishing ch. 4 {slowly reading to enjoy her writing}
    There are book club video chats with the author at
    *wishing you a bloomin' week*

  3. Mine is blooming as I type this - please show us yours when those baby buds have opened up!

  4. It's a matter of time. Soon a purple beauty will be cheering you up:)

  5. It is so nice to see some beautiful living plants! I am just so anxious for things to start blooming again! Love Di ♥

  6. wow! how refreshing! I absolutely loved the 4 posts before this one too. The pictures and poetry are so beautiful! Your beautiful!

  7. Looking forward to seeing the blooms!

    I keep orchids on my front window sills - they seem to like it there - you've made me think now its time I bought one for my writing room.

  8. Congratulations on the new addition! It's a beautiful baby -- and I'm sure will be great when it blooms out. I agree with the comments above -- hope you post a picture of it when it does!

  9. Looking forward to seeing the blossoms - we cultivate our indoor gardens.


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