Monday, February 25, 2008

Gratitude Monday - Pretty Flowers Edition

I was very taken with this Cattleya at the Orchid Show. Please click to enlarge.

We went to the Orchid Show yesterday. My husband loves flowers though managed to contain himself and brought only one home.
I learned to appreciate flowers and other growing things from my husband. We’ve been to the orchid show a few times and I discovered by looking closely there are some interesting characters.

Orchids look like they have faces. Some are open-mouthed, and some have buck teeth. One yesterday looked like a space alien. I regret my photo is lousy or I’d post it as proof.

I’m grateful for the flowers and the natural world. I’m grateful that for their beauty and personalities, and I’m grateful that some of my husband’s love and appreciation for all things green and leafy had rubbed off on me.

11 comments:

Hilary said...

Faces, eh? I've always heard about how orchids resemble a woman's anatomy. Beautiful photo, Leah.

Holly said...

There is something encouraging about going to a flower show in the middle of winter isn't there? I think it reminds us that spring will in fact return, and we will actually be able to see flowers in our own yard eventually. I am grateful that winter will pass and spring will come.

Thanks!

Leah J.Utas said...

Oh, and men's too. But I see faces most of the time. Glad you like the photo.

You're welcome, Holly, and there sure is. It's good to see pretty growing things. I'm looking forward to flowers and shoots. Even dandelions make me smile.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - the Bag Lady is grateful that you posted that photo!! That is absolutely gorgeous - cheered my day up already. Now, if only spring would hurry up and actually get here!

Leah J.Utas said...

Thanks, dfBag Lady.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Gorgeous flowers, thanks for that! A very cheerful picture.

I'm grateful it stopped raining, we've got a glorious day outside today.

Leah J.Utas said...

Yes, it is cheerful. Enjoy your glorious day, Crabby.

Reb said...

How beautiful Leah! Thanks for posting that - I can't seem to grow anything indoors, so can't wait for summer when I can put out a few plants.

Leah J.Utas said...

You're welcome, Reb.

Scrumpy's Baker said...

I absolutely love orchids. My dad is an amazing floral designed and he used thousands of green orchids for our wedding. It looked like something out of a magazine.

Wonderful pic.

Leah J.Utas said...

Hello Scrumpy's Baker - The green orchid design sounds wonderful. Glad you liked the pic.