sleeping beauty

Finally, the orchids awakened from their deep slumber and bloomed. I remembered i was just talking to them (yes, i talk to my orchids hehe!) the week before and i was telling them that they are supposed to be flowering by now. And today… these beauties greeted me this morning. Thank you orchids. Hmm… did they really ABIDE by my request?

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I love the crinkled edges of the flower’s intermediate lobe and they really give it that distinct dainty characteristic. Oh, did you notice the insect inside? Surely, it was attracted by its mild sweet scent.

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And speaking of beauties… here’s a photo of my sleeping beauty.

Star loves to sleep on my pillow. I usually reserve a pillow just for her because when i hop in bed she would follow and lay beside me.

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Happy Sunday everyone!

 

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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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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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

For more DREAMY photos, head over to The Daily Post.

 

tagged O: orchids

These are some photos i took of my cattleya orchids in September 2012.

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cattleya orchids

Strangely, they bloomed with a different kind of orchid flowers recently. Yes, these are the same set of orchid plants. The stem is very thin and long but quite sturdy as you could see in the photo below.

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The flowers are smaller now and are pale pink in color as compared to its flowers before (1st and 2nd photos).

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