ANOTHER ORCHID – Marilyn Armstrong

NOW THERE ARE TWO


First, there was one orchid flowering. There were several big buds waiting and a couple of days ago, the second flower started to open. I didn’t take any pictures until this morning. By the middle of the day, it was very bright, but the sun was not shining directly through the window. My macro lens was on the camera. I picked it up and here are the results.

Big orchid with the smaller one behind
The double bloom
Two Orchids
Square pair of orchids

There are more photographs for another day. The light was exactly right for this particular piece of photography.

WORLD SHARING COMES AROUND AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World – 2-17-2020


How can someone win a gold star (i.e. win your approval and/or admiration) with you?

  1. Make me laugh
  2. Have a real conversation about everything
  3. Use big words
  4. Don’t be a Republican
  5. Read books
  6. Have opinions!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Read.

Do you have a favorite type of exercise?

Walking around taking pictures and standing in the kitchen trying a new recipe. Today it was Swedish meatballs and they came out really well. Just this once, I had all the items I needed for the recipe. Usually, I’m missing at least one primary ingredient and have to fake it.

The original recipe called for thickening with flour. I used cornstarch which doesn’t clump and I find a lot easier. You can do it however you like.

No faking this time. Now I have to figure out a way to make it easier to prepare. It’s not difficult, just labor-intensive.

Do you sleep with a top sheet? Why or why not?

We sleep with a comforter most of the year. It has a cotton cover and I’m thinking about getting a new cover. I want something brighter.

Cold toes, but a warm comforter!

In the summer, we use a very light comforter. In the winter, we have two heavier ones, but we rarely use the very heavy one. If it’s very cold, we put a light blanket over the comforter and are cozy all night. Bless the geese who contributed their down.

This is your space to write about anything you’d like.   I’m GRATEFUL for your participation in Share Your World, so there’s the “gratitude” hook.

I’m really glad we spent a couple of days out of town. Actually, this has been an unusually social month. Cherrie and Ron and Ellin and Tom and Anton’s concert? It was a real treat and made the painful parts of the month a lot easier to deal with.