“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” Jim Carrey

photo of orchids

It would appear so simple a task to keep flowers alive…they just open up and turn towards the light!

Let’s be clear: orchids don’t like me.

With me, these little pretties have much to worry about!

No matter what I do, they droop and die. And I don’t know how to resuscitate them either as I watch them wither away to nothing. They just don’t like my company it seems.

The orchids were given to a friend of mine (they must be happy they are not coming home with me) and I wanted to be loose and fancy-free in painting them, but I did not succeed. Once again, the effect is too controlled for my liking. The flowers in the photo look happy and healthy for the moment anyway!

watercolour and ink orchids

2 Responses

  • Once again a beautiful picture, and I quite agree with your thoughts on Orchids, in all the years we have grown them only once did they bloom to perfection.

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