Saturday, 20 June 2009

My Pink Orchid - First New Blossom Bud opened today!

It’s surprising what one can find and who one can find in the circle of friends here in Blogland. So, I have come across Beverly’s Pink Saturday.

I like what she wrote:
“Pink Saturday is about all things good that are pink. And, there is a lot of pink in our worlds.”
It's not about the colour 'pink' per se, but the colour here is symbolic to look out for the 'pink' bright side of life!

I immediately thought, wayhey! I have been watching something pink that I am really excited about.

You see, I love orchids; they are my top favourite plants and flowers. I never thought that I would keep one alive if I had one. This was until my daughter gave me a lovely little pink orchid for my birthday two years ago.

It was all in bloom when she gave it to me, and I just adored those little pink faces. Then, one by one those little beautiful faces turned papery and pale and dropped off. I was left with a stem.

I was told to cut it, which I did. Then I just kept watering it at regular but infrequent times, and it was just there, a plant that kept its leaves green, but that was it.

During March / April I noticed a new stem growing, and it steadily grew. Then buds formed. I was so excited!

And now look, the first new bud opened today ... I will be able to adore the little faces again!

Well, as it is Pink Saturday, I just had to report on todays joyful event, a new blossom has opened.

I feel as excited as a kid ... or maybe as excited as a plant mum can be.

Happy Pink Saturday full of wonderful 'pink' things,

P.S. Click on the pictures if you want to see it in the original size.


Post Script

During the day, my lovely little Pink Orchid opened its little face. So, this morning I took those two photos. Could not decide which one to chose, so I add both ;-)
(again, click on the pics to get them full size).


Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Angelika. I sent you some information via e-mail.

Your orchid is exquisite, and I hope you will be enjoying its beauty for many years.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Lovely pink blog post! Again, here I am taking in all of the pink. I need it this morning, it's all dark and raining outside. So thanks for the uplift☺

Wishing you and those you l♥ve a weekend filled with sunshine, good food and many, tender memories.

g said...

So pretty! I love those pink orchids.

Happy pinks Saturday, and welcome!

Beth in NC said...

That is beautiful Geli. I love orchid's too, though I've never tried to care for one. :o)

Katie said...

How wonderful it bloomed for Pink Saturday, almost like it knew!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

How exquisite. Thank you for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Valerie said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! What a beautiful orchid.

Blessings to you,

Beansieleigh said...

You get excited about a plant too?! Oh that is WONDERFUL! Welcome to Pink Saturday!.. And until the next round of pinks.. Have a wonderful week!

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha Angelika,
Thank you for your visit to my blog, it is always a blessing to meet a new sister in my blogging journey. I love orchids as well, here in Hawaii there are so many different kinds of orchids and many many beautiful colors as well. It is not always an easy plant to keep up with but with much patience and love, those who keep a orchid nursery find so much Joy tending to each one. I enjoyed my visit here today and I will be back to visit again.

Blessings Lorie

Riet said...

welcome and happy pink Saturday. Lovely post.

Bunny said...

Your orchid is just beautiful. Happy PS

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Your orchid is beautiful. When I see orchids, I always think of my dad. It was one of his favorite flowers and at one time, he had a greenhouse filled with many orchid plants.

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Oh, I absolutely adore orchids, they are such exquisite flowers.

.•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

Hoping your day was inspiration filled.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

Dreamgirl said...

Beautiful orchids... I love those too
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog Sweeterliving.

Have a blessed Sunday and a wonderful week too.

Greetings from Norway!

caren said...

I am so happy for you that your orchid bloomed! Happy pink saturday.