ORCHIDS AND THE BEGINNING OF NEW CACTUS FLOWERS

Owen says we have a huge number of crocuses suddenly in the main garden — many more than last year. I haven’t been outside in a while, so tomorrow I willl try to get myself downstairs and outside with my camera. It rained almost all of today, but tomorrow is supposed to be warm and sunny. Maybe I won’t be coughing as much.

I’m trying to gauge if going outside and then managing to climb back up the stairs is manageable. The thing about COVID is to not underestimate the damage it can do. I’ve done that before and I was sorry. Forgive me if I’m being just a wee bit cautious.



Categories: #cactus, #Flowers, #FOTD, Cee's Photo Challenge, Christmas cactus, Flower of the day, orchids

Tags: , , , , ,

23 replies

  1. Cracking beautiful images Marilyn, nicely caught in time – be mindful of your health, covid is a nasty sod.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I know. I tend to assume as soon as I feel better, that’s it — but not this time. I’m being careful. This can come back if you aren’t careful and I’m not young enough to expect it to vanish overnight. I just wish it really would.

      I’ve got a new(ish) macro lens that I’m learning to use. It’s a different manufacturer AND a different length, and macros are finicky anyhow. After a lot of futzing around with it, I’m finally getting the hang of it.

      Liked by 2 people

      • I hate to admit this — the old Marine had trouble navigating those stairs today.

        Bloody COVID!

        Like

      • I bought a lovely macro last year and a new zoom lens too. I managed to use the macro a couple of times, but the new zoom, not once. I am hoping that once the allotment is sorted out, l will be able to with them both ๐Ÿ™‚

        I was working compost today and saw some millipedes that would have looked way better with the macro over that of the universal.

        Like

  2. Take it slowly and don’t try to do too much, crocuses or no crocuses. Meanwhile, I love your orchid close-ups, especially that second white one – so delicately fabulous!

    Liked by 2 people

    • I’m still a bit shaky, so much as I’d like to go take outside pictures, I’m daunted by the stairs, both going down AND up. Up is physically harder, but down is scarier because I’m a bit light-headed. I hardly ever fall up the stairs, but I have fallen down and don’t want to do it again! BUT. I feel better today. Much better than yesterday. Big difference between the two days. Garry is three days behind me, so he is still very rough around the edges, but hopefully will mend over the next couple of days.

      The weather isn’t nearly as nice as they promised, but it’s perfect photo weather: a bright, flat grey sky. Maybe tomorrow.

      I’m really enjoying my new macro lens. Now that I’ve figured out how it works, I’m getting some remarkabl pictures using it. Macros are great but don’t work like other lenses. They take some getting used to!

      Liked by 2 people

  3. take your time and err on the side of caution

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Hi Marilyn, I am so sorry you have covid. Get better quickly. The pictures are wonderful.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thanks. It’s warm — spring weather which until climate change, we only dreamed of getting. The weather has REALLY changed. The birds are all breeding, too. VERY early. I’m trying to not feed the cowbirds, but not starve the babies and moms. I’m pretty sure it’s not working out the way I want ๐Ÿ˜€

      My indoor flowers are doing brilliantly so I can console myself with orchids ๐Ÿชท

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Be more careful my friend.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Beautiful flowers ๐ŸŒธ

    Liked by 2 people

    • Yes, they are. They make up for a lot. Houseplants have been a saving grace in my life for 50 years. Back when I still lived in New York, I had hundreds of plants. It was a jungle โ€” a beautiful jungle ๐Ÿ˜€

      Liked by 2 people

%d bloggers like this: