Monday, May 14, 2007

High Noon

Well, maybe a quarter past. But I always wanted to title a post *High Noon.*

The little structures holding the flower buds are pulling away from the main stalk today. Lots more of the little purple flowers are open too.

And it's still getting taller!
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Jean said...

perfectly awesome!

(Thank you so much for your beautiful comments on my blog. You are a one-of-a-kind, rare jewel, my friend.)

sue said...

Oooooo.... aaaaahhhhhh....ohhhhhh... (I'm running out of things to say! It's so unique and beautiful.)

How long do the blooms last?

k said...

Jean. I feel such tremendous empathy for you. I want so bad to be sure you can't ever forget how many people love you. When I think of how these are not virtual people, behind our blogs? I think of you, and always will.

Sue, I cannot believe how long it took me to click your link and visit you, and I'm kicking myself for that. I love your blog. I love to see another rescued soul out there, happy now, nightmare memories I hope Jean will get to, soon now, she's so close...

I'm not sure how long the blooms last. As you can see, it's changing rapidly every day. And the one other flower I had, last year, I think lived for a couple of weeks.

So, I wouldn't call it ephemeral, but OTOH, when you're used to orchid flowers that stay open for two months at a time? To me it seems fairly short-lived. It's interesting to me how it's like a new and different flower every day. I really like that.

This time of year is very difficult for me allergy-wise. My activities are extremely constrained. That's why I missed what happened with last year's flower, I slept through it.

And that's why I'm so determined to get daily pix of this one. Even if I sleep all day, I usually wake up to take my meds at the right times - noon, dinnertime. So if it's all I can do, still, I grab the camera and put on some sort of clothing, anything at all, and hobble or scooter the 20 feet or so out of the front door to photograph its smiling face.

I'm really having a blast with this thing! And it was a roadside rescue. I can't get over that part of it.

Talk about blessings, huh?

And when I gave it to my mom as a Virtual Mother's Day Flower? my mama loved it.


(walking on air!)

:-) !!!