Saturday Snapshot: Late-blooming Orchid

I’ve been waiting a year and a half for my orchid to bloom–and it finally did!  It had lovely flowers when I first got it, and I was told that it would probably bloom again in a year.  Well, it didn’t…and I waited…and didn’t quite have the heart to toss it out…and finally this spring it burst out with buds.  I’ve been watching it like a hawk for three weeks as bud after bud opened, waiting for the perfect moment to take a picture and share with all of you!

I count twelve blooms, plus one more bud I think will open, and two tiny ones that might.  I guess it was worth the wait!

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About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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21 Responses to Saturday Snapshot: Late-blooming Orchid

  1. TBM says:

    That’s great…some things take time. And this was worth it!

  2. SO beautiful and well worth the wait! 🙂

  3. booksnyc says:

    Totally worth the wait! Gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful! I’ve never been successful growing orchids, so doubly appreciate seeing these blooms.

  5. This is stunning. I admire those who have the ability to raise orchids –never able to.

  6. zettew says:

    I’m so glad they bloomed! I think orchids are lovely – they always look too perfect to be real! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Eugenia says:

    Beautiful! Orchids are wonderful plants!

  8. It was definitely worth the wait! I love orchids but don’t think I’m patient enough to grow them.

  9. So glad they bloomed for you again. My Christmas cactus teases me like that. Some years it blooms and some years it doesn’t. Just when I think it’s done for, it decides to bloom…
    Lovely, lovely flowers.

    Here’s my Snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/04/saturday-snapshot-april-28.html

  10. Those are so pretty! How neat that they bloomed again!

  11. Oh… makes me wish I could see ’em and smell ’em in person! Great pictures!

  12. trish says:

    Gorgeous! And you got two stalks!? That’s pretty cool. My orchid only ever gives me one but it keeps coming back once a year so I’m not complaining 🙂

  13. So delicate, so creamy, so exquisite! And you so patient and watchful. All things worked together for good!

  14. Paulita says:

    That orchid was definitely worth the wait. Here’s Mine

  15. Susan says:

    Wow! The light in the photos is perfect … seems to come right through the blooms! Orchids are such fascinating flowers …

  16. Jackie/jake says:

    Lovely! Thanks for dropping by and visiting!

  17. How wonderful! Sometimes it is very hard to wait for things to happen…but you were rewarded.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog and the “blooming” of my eldest grandchild.

  18. zapkode.marie says:

    ~ absolutely beautiful – thank you for sharing. 🙂

  19. Carl V. says:

    Gorgeous! The buds and the pictures themselves.

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