FUCHSIA, DARK VIOLET WITH WHITE
The new fuchsia! The shaded elegant flower.
I am very glad to have another after all these years, without any. Without even a place to buy one. I thought they’d stopped growing them. They only had two, both purple and white. This one looked younger and healthier with more buds.
With all the sadness, flower and birds and flying squirrels … and Duke sniffing for squirrels he knows are there, but hasn’t managed to find yet. One day, maybe they will meet. Then again, those squirrels are very fast.
Macro fuchsia – Dark violet and white
Another bud opened today, so today, there are four orchids and more to come.
And now there are four
The new bloom isn’t fully open yet, but I expect it will be by tomorrow afternoon.
I’ve been so thrilled by my orchids that I almost forgot that the Christmas Cactus is blooming too. It has a weird way of blooming underneath the greenery. It can be hard to see the flowers.
Big blossom in velvety red
Bloom and bud
There are a lot more buds on the way and I’m hoping this is going to be a long bloom. I got in really close today and got a few pretty macros. I also got some of the newly-bloomed cactus flowers, but that will wait until tomorrow.
Blooms and buds
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
Square pair of orchids
There are more photographs for another day. The light was exactly right for this particular piece of photography.
Today I fed my orchid 10-10-10 fertilizer and dug out some ice cubes. This is supposed to keep them growing. Apparently, they sort of burn out when they bloom. So let’s hear it for fertilizer and ice cubes. It’s so cold in this house, it’s going to take a long time before those cubes melt!
I’m getting reacquainted with my macro lens. Also, I think we are getting more daylight. Our meteorologist said we are adding 2-1/2 minutes each day. It feels like more.
Nice medium shot Love that “heart” in the orchid
In the heart of the orchid