It must be spring … or summer. Suddenly, there’s too many things going on and I don’t have as much time to sit and write about randomness again. I’ve been taking photos, with all these accompanying blog-posts running through my head, and yet nothing moves. Such is life …
I walked into a grocery store one day, and came upon these orchids. I stopped in the middle of the aisle, as I stood there and watched these blue and purple creations.
After having been to the orchid shows, I know that they were probably dyed. These orchids don’t come in these colours … or do they?
After a little research, I came across this article about electric-blue phalaenopsis orchids that stopped shoppers in their tracks at supermarkets. Hey! Did they see me do exactly just that??
Hmmm … there’s even a warning there about not even thinking of a do-it-yourself dyeing process. Were they reading my mind again?? The thought did cross my mind, but I didn’t think I was ready to try dyeing orchids; I’m still experimenting with roses and other plants. Besides, this blue dye isn’t even available, so that takes care of that.
In the meantime, I’ll just sit here and admire the colours.
What I call the Spider Orchid … or a variety of it.
I was very absent-minded this year, I wasn’t looking at the tags for the names of the orchids. I’m now trying to google to find out the names. Next year I’ll do better. And if there are any orchid experts out there that can identify and name these, please do drop me a line! Thanks in advance.
3.14 was significant to me only because it’s my day of birth, many moons ago. It was only recently that, maybe three years ago, that I’ve seen this day referred to as Pi Day. huh?? ‘Pi Day’?
Don’t know how long that’s been going on, but I know that I never heard of ‘Pi Day’ all these past years. This day has always been my day.
I usually take the day off for me and me alone, but not this year. I’ve run out of my leave days, used up between the boys medical visits and tournaments and other odds and ends that needs to be done during week days only. That’s okay, I’ll just take my day off some other time.
We’re going out for dinner tonight. Maybe I can doodle some more on the tablecloth, just like the one pictured above done over the weekend, while waiting for our dinner to be served.
Hmmm …. maybe I can collect a series of doodles while waiting in restaurants …