A little miracle

April 24, 2013

Once upon a time, well, about 16 years ago, I did two things. Bought two blooming cymbidium orchids and saved a Blue Tick Coon Hound puppy from being shot. (Farmers in the country at my cabin didn’t want him and that’s what farmers in the country do apparently) We didn’t keep Sam, the puppy, because he wasn’t a city dog, but I found a lovely home for him with some lovely people, he a hunter, she a housewife, several children, living in the middle of BC. Each time I checked on Sam he seemed to be happy and healthy and living out his hunting breeding legacy.

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Where was I going with this?

Oh yeah, Sam, not the city dog, ripped up both orchids in a fit of puppy play. I was going to throw them out but my aunt decided to try to save them.

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Fast forward to now. My aunt kept and babied the remaining plant, now one orchid for the past 14 years and kept threatening to throw it out because it would never bloom.

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After my aunt died I took the orchid home and put it outside on the back patio and brought it into the garage and then into the house for winter.

And look!

I can’t believe it! It’s given me seven beautiful flower stalks.

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Do you think that’s my aunt smiling down?

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First lunch al fresco...with sunshine!
Tea under the old apple tree for tea cup Tuesday

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23 Comments

  • Reply Evalina April 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

    That certainly is a miracle. I love orchids – thank you for sharing beautiful pics.

    • Reply Veronica April 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Thank you for coming by Evalina. 🙂 I’m off to see what you’ve been up to.

  • Reply Jo April 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Indeed – smiling and happy. Lovely photos.

    • Reply Veronica April 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Thank you Jo. 🙂

  • Reply sorrygnat April 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

    love it; beautiful flowers – spiritual influences!

    • Reply Veronica April 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

      I think so Esther. 🙂

  • Reply Miss Jane April 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Hi Veronica, Thank you for visiting my blog.
    I’ve enjoyed your web site too. Your photos are lovely!:)

    • Reply Veronica April 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Thank you so much Miss Jane. 🙂

  • Reply Sandi April 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Wow! Two visits in one day! Too bad we live so far apart, Veronica. I would put on the tea/coffee. 🙂 I’m on the east coast of Canada. {My son and his family live in Vancouver and we were out there at Christmas time.}

    Your orchid is simply beautiful! Your aunt would be so pleased and I’m so happy you have shared this beauty with us at my HOME. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    • Reply Veronica April 24, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Hi Sandi, isn’t it lovely how we can get to know each other even though we’re so far away? I hope you come visit your son while I’m in Vancouver and we can have tea. 🙂

  • Reply Diane April 24, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    How nice! It just needed to be taken under your angelic wing for it to bloom. Lucky you. Lucky orchid!

    • Reply Veronica April 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Aw, thank you Diane, what a lovely thing to say. You’re a sweet sweetie. 🙂

  • Reply Sabra Bowers April 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Wow, the orchid really likes your care and I think your aunt would smile if she saw this magnificent orchid.

    • Reply Veronica April 25, 2013 at 6:51 am

      Hi Sabra, it seems to be true, although I did ignore it for most of the year and let it just hang around on the patio. Maybe that was the right thing to do. 🙂

  • Reply Sanghamitra April 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Beautiful clicks! Love each one of them.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    • Reply Veronica April 25, 2013 at 6:51 am

      Thank you Sanghamitra. 🙂 I’ll pop over and say hello.

  • Reply FABBY April 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Wow, the orchid is gorgeous, I love orchids! Your aunt would be so happy, I’m sure! I love your new post! Thank you for sharing dear Veronica and also thanks a ton for your lovely and kind comment. Big hugs,
    FABBY

    • Reply Veronica April 25, 2013 at 6:52 am

      Hi Fabby, thank you so much. 🙂 I love to come visit you. Big hugs back. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v April 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Yes! Your aunt is definitely smiling 🙂 I have tried so many times to get those things to grow–dendrobiums, phalaenopsis, no problem–but cymbidiums…not so much So glad you did!

    • Reply Veronica April 30, 2013 at 7:49 am

      I think so Sara. 🙂 Have you really? I’ve never tried a dendrobium.

  • Reply vastlycurious.com May 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I love happy endings! ?

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