Life is A Blooming Delight

23 May

We had a bit of long overdue rain last night. There are many flowers blooming, but I thought you might enjoy seeing the orchids popping up here and there. I once tried to raise an orchid in Austin, Texas. Epic fail. It can be done, just not by me.

This little orchid is currently blooming by our dock. It is very fragrant,
Aren’t they gorgeous?

There are more than 25,000 species of orchids worldwide. In the Mexican tropics, where we live, orchids pretty much raise themselves. They thrive in the humidity and shade, clinging to a tree trunk. They are epiphytes, non-parasites, living on another plant, wild and free. They’re a delightful surprise to find while walking around the property, a pop of color and in some cases a whiff of sublime fragrance.

So delicate.
This beauty ( Phaelaenopsis or moth orchid) bloomed for three months in the earlier part of this year.

So kick back. Enjoy whatever is blooming in your life, yard or neighborhood. Life is good and I’m grateful.


9 Responses to “Life is A Blooming Delight”

  1. Laurie Ryan May 23, 2021 at 9:14 am #

    Hola from Akumal! We are thriving in our new home but alas, no orchids for us in this part of the peninsula. I did not try to raise orchids while I was in Austin, but I imagine with the lack of humidity that would have been difficult. Randy and I want to visit Bacalar! Can’t believe we haven’t made it yet.

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  2. Gail Beyrle May 23, 2021 at 11:36 am #

    My morning ritual brings me to the window looking out on our side yard to soak in the beauty of our flowers at this time of year.


  3. emilys72016 May 23, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

    The orchids are so lovely! If you get a chance to visit San Cristobal de las Casas, make sure to visit the Orchid farm/greenhouses just north of the city. It is a beautiful place with so many flowers and butterflies. One of the highlights of our time in Mexico!

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    • afish25 May 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

      There is also an orchid botanical garden between Cancun and the ferry to Holbox.


  4. Emilie May 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

    Quite a few things blooming here, but no orchids. They are so beautiful!

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  5. Jack Scott May 24, 2021 at 3:03 am #

    After an exceptionally dry winter, it hasn’t stopped raining here for weeks and everything’s shot up. No orchids, more’s the pity.

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    • afish25 May 24, 2021 at 6:51 am #

      All prayers need to include “just the right amount of rain.” Amen


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