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Monday, January 12, 2009

The Making of a New Bloom

I look out my back window and unexpectedly discover a new orchid bloom just beginning to open.

I'm excited about the new whiteish green flower and wonder what color it will be. Later that afternoon one of the blooms is beginning to open up a little more.

The next morning a tinge of pale color is beginning to show up and the second bud is showing signs of opening up.

The next morning the one flower is open fully and the pale color is beginning to deepen, while the second bloom moves quickly to catch up.
On Friday, the second bloom is fully open.

And, by Sunday I can see what color this beauty will be. A beautiful soft hue of lilac with a yellow throat. I wonder where we got this orchid from until I visit my mom's blog and see that she has the same orchid in bloom. Now, all of the mysteries have been solved.

6 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

It is so gorgeous!

Rusty in Miami said...

Nice orchid, and a very good play by play

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautiful mystery this was.
Thanks for sharing with us. I especially love seeing it today since I am sitting here looking out at gray skies and awaiting the sleet and snow that is said to happen today.

Susan said...

Hocking Hills Gardener...Thank you kindly!

Rusty...Do you think I've been watching to much football lately?

Lisa...I love a good mystery, too. We have cold weather headed our way tomorrow, but no sleet and snow.

nancybond said...

Absolutely beautiful, and how wonderful to watch it unfold. :)

Susan said...

Nancy...It is cool to watch a flower unfold. I was lucky not to have missed it.

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