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A little miracle

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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Comments: 23

  • April 24, 2013
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    That certainly is a miracle. I love orchids – thank you for sharing beautiful pics.

  • Jo

    April 24, 2013
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    Indeed – smiling and happy. Lovely photos.

  • April 24, 2013
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    love it; beautiful flowers – spiritual influences!

  • April 24, 2013
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    Hi Veronica, Thank you for visiting my blog.
    I’ve enjoyed your web site too. Your photos are lovely!:)

  • April 24, 2013
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    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

  • April 24, 2013
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    How nice! It just needed to be taken under your angelic wing for it to bloom. Lucky you. Lucky orchid!

  • April 24, 2013
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    Wow, the orchid really likes your care and I think your aunt would smile if she saw this magnificent orchid.

  • April 24, 2013
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    Beautiful clicks! Love each one of them.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  • FABBY

    April 24, 2013
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    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

  • April 29, 2013
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    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!

  • May 9, 2013
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    I love happy endings! ?

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