Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Still Not Dead, July 2012 edition (aka holy moley I did it!)

If you've been reading here for a while, you'll understand what a tremendous accomplishment this is...


And yes, this really is from this year. It's blooming on my island as we speak. YAY ME! (I was tempted to photograph it with the front page of today's newspaper as proof but we never buy an actual paper anymore.)

Click here to see how stunning this looks as a framed and matted print.
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32 comments:

Yaelian said...

It is absolutely stunning! I have never yet had an orchid, and if I had,it would probably not survive for that long...

Daryl Edelstein said...

gorgeous .. so the secret is benign neglect, right? i discovered not watering while blooming leads to longer lasting flowers ..

Mimi said...

Wow! well done Robin, you're into toddlerhood with this now!
I clicked through to your shop and it is really beautiful, especially with the red frame.

Simply Delicious said...

Gorgeous!

Sinful!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Congratulations. It's gorgeous! We weren't successful when we had orchids.

Fábio Martins said...

what a lovely shot :)

Titanium said...

Beautiful flower and even more excellent photo! Not killing orchids is a masterful craft. You've managed it well :)

Mirjam said...

That's absolutely stunning!

Leah H. said...

That is so pretty!

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Create With Joy said...

Beautiful photo! Have an awesome week!

zongrik said...

great picture

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Felisol said...

I love orchids, they are perfect for my kind of indoor garnering. Trope plants originally. I let them stay in the easr window and soak them once a month. They are always so grateful, repay me with beautiful flowers. My mothers get "drowned" every fortnight, they live in a south bent window. I give them water every time I visit. Yesterday they were blooming like wonders.
Never ever got so beautiful pictures a you do though.

Rajesh said...

Truly gorgeous.

Josie Two Shoes said...

Growing orchids is tricky business, and look how this one is thriving! It is so incredibly beautiful, and as always, beautifully captured by your lens!

Genny said...

Robin! I saw your thumnail over at Angie's and had to stop by and say hi (and see your GORGEOUS photograph). I have been so busy with writing and other things that I haven't been blogging/reading blogs like I used to, but it is so nice to stop by and "see" you again! I hope you are doing well!

catsynth said...

That's a beautiful orchid. Congrats on getting it to bloom!

kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I hope I don't kill it by just looking at a picture of it from across the world...

that is how strong my power is.

caite said...

No newspaper needed..I am sure we believe you..lol...lovely

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Simply gorgeous polka dot orchid!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You should call the paper and ask them to put it on the front page!

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Nora, Kerstin, Alwina said...

Awesome picture with wonderful colors!!

Leovi said...

Wonderful composition with excellent combination of soft colors and delicate, exquisite flower.

Art of RetroCollage said...

Yay you! Beautiful orchid, beautiful photo.

Carletta said...

It's beautiful!
I simply won't buy one because I'm afraid I'd kill them. :)

Dumb Mom said...

It's gorgeous! I wish I could grow things.

Relindis said...

That's a beautiful bloom! It shows up so well with that background colour. My orchid plant surprises me. One year there were several white blooms on one stem after I came back from holiday, but unfortunately they've died off. At least, I have a photo of the plant.

angie said...

I am IMPRESSED. I'm pretty sure it would have died at my hands.....:)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Gorgeous!

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Beautiful, Robin!

Carrie said...

Wow ~ seriously impressed xx

Beth F said...

WOW!!! Yes yay you! Stunning.

kbeauitfulm said...

I love orchids.New to the blog world.Check mine out=)