weekly photo challenge: dreamy

My cattleya orchids are all in bloom. I am always drawn to them and could not resist taking photos.

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cattleya orchid

And then it started to drizzle … i love the rain droplets on petals … like crystal beads that roll gently as the wind blows.

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cattleya orchid

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cattleya orchid

Serene and soothing… so dreamy.

Definitely one of my sweetpainteddreams

While i am writing this post, Star is off to dreamland …

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Star

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travel theme: edge

Living a busy life. we experience being worried, get tensed and be anxious. Sometimes we tend to be living on EDGE… being distraught or deeply upset over some things that did not turn out right according to plans. Some of these are inevitable. But… a good and simple relaxation may do wonders. I need not go to a luxurious and expensive spa to get relaxed. I have my own easy ways to feel better.

  • taking deep breaths –  i close my eyes and do deep breaths slowly in or out. Believe me, this works.
  • finding something to distract myself – i sit down on the sofa, turn on tv and watch my favorite Lifestyle tv programs.
  • stroking my kitty’s coat – this really works because as i hear my cat purr it also gives me that certain contentment and happiness. It has been proven that animals really do have calming effects and they help us fight depression, loneliness and anxiety.
  • getting my camera and taking photos – i need not go far, i just visit my garden and take lots of photos of flowers in bloom. This really soothes my nerves.

I took these photos this morning. Almost all my cattleya orchids are now flowering. I love the shiny drops of rain hanging on the delicate and curly EDGE of the petals. I feel good by just looking at them.

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cattleya orchid

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cattleya orchid

Some may have their own ways of battling stress and it sure would help a lot if you find time to “stop and smell the roses”.

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sunday post: morning

the day before,
plump pink buds
ready to burst

cattleya orchid

today, this morning…
gorgeous and cheerful flowers
greeted me and i am so happy.

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