Monday, March 30, 2009

Photo of the Week

Spring is making a valiant effort to arrive in Maryland, although my yard does not give much evidence of it yet. There are still vast patches of apparently dead grass that didn't survive the winter drought conditions. The forsythia is struggling to pop out some blossoms, but they're very sparse this year. Maybe I'm expecting too much too soon? We'll see.
But here's what has come forth so far.


However, one faithful houseplant has given me hope for brighter things to come. My poor sweet little orchid has favored me with several buds and a couple of beautiful blooms already. I really MUST have the poor thing re-potted soon.

14 comments:

JudiA said...

Spring is late here too Mary -- I think we just have to be a little more patient this year. Your orchid is such a thing of beauty. Oh my!

Sandy said...

Great photo of the orchid. I love these but never can keep them alive.

BumbleVee said...

you lucky bum.... real flowers...and outside....sigh..... a while for us yet. Well, a long while really. But...you can always enjoy my daffodils when they finally pop through the ground, because yours will be long gone by then... you will be on to roses by the time I get some daffs ...hahahha......

Linda Fleming said...

Those flowers look lovely in your yard! Yhat must bring a big smile to your face.

I repotted my orchid last year, and so far this year she hasn't bloomed-drats! I should have left her alone. This is the first time since I brought home that she hasn't bloomed.

MaryO said...

Linda, that's exactly why I haven't had the courage to repot mine yet. I'm going to take it over to the garden center and let them do it, so I'll have someone to blame (besides myself) when it doesn't bloom again!

Carla said...

Very pretty flowers Mary! The orchid is beautiful.

Serena said...

Beautiful pictures, Mary. I LOVE the daffodils and the orchid!

Kerry said...

Lovely flowers shots and I agree that orchid is just breathtaking!

HElen said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Wonderful, wonderful flowers!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Thanks for your comments Mary. Love your spring flowers. I too have those orchids and they need to be repotted.

Jennifer Rose said...

gorgeous orchid!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Love the orchid too. I have never had luck with them. I think, I just drown the poor dears. :)
But my roses are all doing very well and my other outside plants.

needlewings said...

The orchid photo is sooooo beautiful!!!

Sprite said...

Those are so pretty and the Orchid is stunning!

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Big hugs,
Sprite