XingfuMama has a really uplifting challenge for us. We are invited to step back for a few moments each week to find something lovely or to tell of a precious moment in our lives. A couple of days ago, after two days of almost continuous rain, I looked out of my kitchen window to be greeted by this beautiful sight. One of my orchids had been very busy preparing for its fair-weather debut and the twins were dressed in the most glorious attire.
There are so many things in life which fill us with joy and nature seems to provide me with something wonderful every day. Whilst I’ve been sitting on my sofa typing this, I’ve had one eye out of the window, watching the Great Blue Heron parents teaching their young one to fly. How blessed I am to have such creatures almost in my backyard.
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How beautiful. It got me wondering if the orchids I tied to trees around our lanai are blooming this year.
I’m sure they were. They most definitely missed you. xx
June seems so far away in my mind just now- past and future !
Those beautiful twins must surely be tucked up a bedly by now, but I’m sure or rather know that your backyard keeps on giving whatever the season 🙂 Happy New Year dear Sylvia xx
Thanks, Poppy. Those twins have flowered yet again since I posted this photo. I’m sure they’re hard at work right now planning their next appearance. 😅 I have five other beautiful orchids in flower at the moment. They’re the gift that keeps on giving. 👏🏻
Well aren’t they quite the show offs * teasing 😉
How lovely to have another beautiful display ! X
Just beautiful, keep them warm during our cold weather.
Hi Ad! You’ve not posted recently and with all the storm damage in Florida I wondered if you had been affected. I don’t know exactly where your home is so I’m hoping for the best. Thinking of you!
Yes, we’re absolutely fine and the hurricane wasn’t in our part of Florida. Thanks for thinking of me, Jo. 🥰
That’s good to hear, darlin.
What a gorgeous greeting for you after a rainy bout. Lovely post, Sylvia.
Loving your positivity Sylvia. sometimes we have so many blessings right near us and we just need to be open to seeing them.
That is a beautiful orchid, Sylvia!
Hope all is well as it appears that we have both been away from our blogs. 😘
Thanks, Karen. We’ve been away in England for a month.
I’m with you, Sylvia, in the glorious uplifting gifts that nature provides. Loved your story about the orchid surprising you with its colorful frills.
Gorgeous orchids, Sylvia! The colour combination is amazingly beautiful – are they cattleyas or maybe some hybrid? Lucky you! Beauty is good to have around in order to feel good.
Thank you. Yes, this is a Cattleya. I’ve had this one for a few years and it never fails to bloom in early summer.
Lucky you – and not just luck, some care as well is needed!
Your orchids are indeed beautiful and must have been extra nice to see after all that rain. There are always, always, amazing things to see in this world. 🙂
Not sure if you had a chance to see the interview I shared this month with Xingfumama 😉
I mentioned you because I used to love your pull up a seat photos
Here is the link if you have time and want to check it out
Thanks, Yvette. Yes, the herons are fun to watch. I’ll post photos when I get around to it, but today is Fathers’ Day. 😎😀
Hahaha – yes! Priorities are in the Rught place!
And thanks for the reply
Love the blooms today! Nice moody and even elegant shot
But then hearing about the heron family in your backyard – ahhhjj – such beauty to behold and so close
These orchids are so lovely 🙂
Thank you. 😀
Wonderful orchids. A rare combination of colours. And yes, not everyone has their own private National Park. Enjoy… 👏🏻
Stunning twins! 💛💜💛 The GBHs outside teaching the young has to be wonderful to watch, enjoy!!
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Look at those Orchids! Very enchanting! They are always winners Sylvia!
Yes, they are. Thanks, Eddie. 🤗
You’re welcome Sylvia, enjoy your Sunday
Absolutely beautiful! Have a wonderful Weekend!
Thanks, Ute. You too.
Those are beautiful! And I’m glad to know you have a kitchen window as well as a bathroom one 😉.
Thanks, Anabel. Yes, all my windows afford a good view of the wildlife.
Oh AD. That is stunning.
I thought so too.
Your orchids are stunning!
Thanks, Aletta. This one is particularly gorgeous.
Thanks for a gorgeous share, Sylvia!
You’re welcome, Nancy. 🙂
Wow, those orchids are absolutely beautiful! It must be something very special to watch Great Blue Herons teaching their young to fly…from your sofa!
Thanks, Gerrie. Yes, never a dull moment here. 🙂
A delightful response to the prompt, Sylvia
Lovely, lovely, Sylvia. Visually stunning orchids with flying lesson word image of great blue heron and offspring.
I cannot imagine the joy of being able to grow those glorious orchids right in your home garden. Beautiful!
Thanks, Judy. They just do their own thing. I take no credit at all.
Oh, gorgeous attire indeed, Sylvia and yes, you are trully fortunate to be surrounded by such beauty (GBH included of course)! 🤗😘
Thanks, dear Marine. I’m so grateful for all the beauty. 🙂 xxx
That are delightful, such an amazing colour combo.
Thanks, Jude. 🙂
Stunning. Love the colors.
Thank you so much. 🙂
They sure are a beautiful pair!
Wow, aren’t they lovely. What a treat to have these beauties to look at.
So gorgeous! What a lovely surprise.
Yes it was. Thanks, Lynette.
A wonderful challenge – and you answered it beautifully, Sylvia. I want you to know that you have, over the past years, inspired me to look for the profound joy in the present moment. To pause, to reflect, to celebrate. Much love and hugs coming your way.
Thanks so much for your heartwarming comment, dear Rebecca. 🤗🤗
I always love your analogies. The twin are definitely gorgeous.
Thanks so much, dear YC. I always love reading your comments.
Thanks so much, Jill.
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Thanks, Marylou. I’ll visit your new blog.
Looks and sounds absolutely lovely.
Beautiful orchids 😀