Patience

It's been over a year since this orchid plant last bloomed.

After a Long Wait

While orchids don't require a whole lot of attention, I think I forgot to water it for a long time and it wasn't happy with me because of that. I now make a point to get water to it weekly and started feeding it regularly.

I'm glad I patiently waited for it to get back on its feet. These blooms should last for months. I won't take them for granted.

Textured using Kim Klassen's May and Nancy Claeys' Sakura.

Shared with Texture Tuesday, Tuesday Muse and Communal Global.

Catherine Goron  – (May 7, 2013 at 8:18 AM)  

What a beautiful shot Shirley! The textures are so subtle and pair wonderfully with the orchid... congrats on reviving it (unfortunately I have a black thumb and have never managed to do that- maybe all I needed was a bit of patience :)

Kim Cunningham  – (May 7, 2013 at 8:51 AM)  

Such a simple and elegant flower. Beautiful.

Molly  – (May 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM)  

Good for you, I have never been able to keep one alive, they always seem to die on me and I have no idea what I do wrong with them

Mollyxxx

Snap  – (May 7, 2013 at 9:47 AM)  

Lovely! I adore orchids and have a white one re-blooming. Such a treat!

Denise at Autumn Sky  – (May 7, 2013 at 10:15 AM)  

I want an orchid but always fear I will not keep it alive. I love the greenish/yellow blooms on some I've seen.

tinajo  – (May 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM)  

I forgot one of my orchids for more than 6 months (had moved it during cleaning) but it amazingly survived and bloomed shortly after I found it again. That´s pretty cool! :-)

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do  – (May 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM)  

Gotta love orchids. I always thought they were difficult to care for and therefore have never tried as I don't have a green thumb. Perhaps I should give it a shot...

Nancy Claeys {dot} Com  – (May 7, 2013 at 1:16 PM)  

I have two similar orchids on my window sill that are threatening to do something -- like maybe grow and not die -- but not any blooms yet. What do you feed yours? It's lovely. xo

Linda Kittmer  – (May 7, 2013 at 6:08 PM)  

Beautiful shot! I love the composition with than wonderfully curved stem blurring as it curls off into the background!

Nicki  – (May 7, 2013 at 8:38 PM)  

Every . single . week, every one, I pass the orchids at the grocer, pause and contemplate - "I think I can", "I think I can", "I think I can". And every . single . week, every single one, I proceed with getting my groceries and don't buy one. But during those weekly visits I visualize all the incredible macros I could take.

Yea, I'm a little in awe of this. Beautiful flower, delightful lighting.

kelly  – (May 7, 2013 at 8:53 PM)  

a beautiful bloom and so perfectly processed!

Sherry  – (May 7, 2013 at 11:28 PM)  

Beautiful. My mom LOVES all kinds of orchids and they grow fabulously for her. She's up in Washington. My son's teacher gave me one for Christmas for helping in the class and I love it. The leaves are growing like crazy, but no more blooms since the ones that were there at Christmas. I better get some food for it!

Buckeroomama  – (May 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM)  

Lovely! This type of orchids are one of the easiest to care for. We used to have LOTS of orchids (different types) before the kids were born, but had to give them away shortly after my son was born. (Over-reacting first-time parents who worried about little insects harming their beloved new baby!)

Ewa Samples  – (May 8, 2013 at 12:20 PM)  

I've had so many orchids in my life and each one died soon after I got it. I read a lot about how to take care of them but nothing worked for me.
I suppose orchids are not my flowers! ;)
Beautiful picture!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com  – (May 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM)  

coming from TT - wow lovely lovely -- a pop indeed!
Hugs

Ahayes1225  – (May 8, 2013 at 7:47 PM)  

Very pretty, I have never tried orchids... maybe I will.

EarlK  – (May 9, 2013 at 12:45 AM)  

Beautiful. I have not been able to grow any myself. Bt, when I lived in Maryland I was near a commercial grower that let me visit his hothouses and enjoy what he grew.

Earl

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