Tuesday, 5 April 2011


...this just wasn't what I was going to write about today, but as usual, I've run out of time, Tuesdays always being phenomenally busy down here in 'Tales'. I was just making a quick cup of tea when I noticed this in the kitchen. I just had to take a picture, and shout "Hey, look! My baby has flowered!!!" I can do this online you see, because no matter how hard your eyes are rolling, I can't see you. If you mutter "ohmigod you are so sad" in the style of Harry Enfield's 'Kevin the teenager', as is son-the elder's default style these days, I can't hear you. And if you leave a message to that affect, I'll probably assume you're being witty in a way I haven't understood.

But just look at my baby!!

I love orchids, but they are so expensive, and often haven't been properly cared for, the flowers forced in the name of a quick and lucrative sell. I got this little plant for a pound, after it had been knocked over, and come adrift from its pot. The garden centre could have repotted it, but instead, it was sat languishing on a bargain table of damaged plants until yours truly swooped and ran to the till, cackling with delight, under the glare of a bevy of disapproving looks.

And just look at it! Not only is it a gorgeous colour, but the centre of the flower, and I hope you can make this out in the picture, resembles a bird of prey swooping down for the kill. It's so beautiful, yet it was so close to being discarded as rubbish. I'm sure there's a message in there somewhere, if only I had the time to look!


  1. That is beautiful! And I'm not rolling my eyes as I say it. I don't have much of a green thumb, but I love this time of year with all the flowers blooming.

  2. WOW! Can you move in with and help nurture mine? I only have 2 but never know if I'm treating them in a way that they like.

  3. Yes, you are right Shelli, it is a gorgeous time of year!

    Barb, it's a case of good luck rather than any knowledge on my part!


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