Thanks for popping in.
Friday’s Blog a private Peek, right?
Where there’s a will there’s a way,
and the internet signal is infinitely better on the ground floor
in the lounge!
So today we DO have photos,
which is just as well, because a blog about orchids with no pics would be pretty banal!
Here’s a particularly precious orchid, celebrating her birthday!
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y M U M !!!
We went to the Orchid Foundation to take in the spectacular, delicate flowers.
Plenty of Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallists
in this glasshouse!
Nobody there except us,
so we were able to really get in close
Every single one a work of art,
a perfect masterpiece.
Some so delicate they looked like porcelain.
Look at this one!
All blooms on one stem!
My orchid in the bathroom looks like this.
This one looks like something Mandy Branston painted!
I could have spent all day in that glass gallery…
Look at the size of these leaves!!!
And no blemish, not a brown fleck, nothing.
Just like my hostas.
DOUBLE NOT !!!!
This one is called The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
I can see it.
We ventured outside into the garden,
and then there was this show stopper.
How about this one?!?
If we painted a flower these colours, you’d say we got it wrong, wouldn’t you?
How lucky we are to see this.
Apparently, the founder of the Orchid Foundation in Trinity
was a wealthy businessman from Derbyshire,
He lost his first orchid collection during the war,
because of the fuel shortage.
No fuel to heat the house I guess.
So he started again.
I am very glad he did.
Happy Days here in Jersey…
Nice to have a break from work.
Love my job.
But it was definitely time to regroup and clear the head,
to get the grey/gray matter fired up again.
I’ve had a really good idea.
Look forward to telling the team about it on Monday!
PS Nothing to do with Orchids!
Love & hugs,