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Thursday, 21 November 2013


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Beautifully written! I am loving the metaphor... Can't wait to read more about this rebirth :)

Jen Hart

I hope it has spurred you, sounds like it might have. Best wishes, Jen.


Oh yes, yes, yes! How fabulous to see that little shoot tenuously poking its head through the undergrowth ... a new beginning for all!

Deb @ PaperTurtle

Oh my goodness, Alexa, this is such a lovely post. Just beautiful.


Lovely photos and words. I'm curious to see how it grows

Paul B

Another lovely short story, beautifully told. I hope the creative mojo returns to you soon. Looking forward to your updates :) Pxx


A little sign of hope. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Julie K

I hope it manages to stretch out and keep on keeping on but ... if it doesn't ... and it ends up back in the compost bin, at least it will get to spend the winter in the dark and warm and then get the opportunity to nurture some other new shoots in the spring! x


Orchids are tricky; it's all about finding the right spot. In our house, it's the window sill above the kitchen sink. My 2 orchids flower all year round there.
There is hope.


Just lovely Alexa and, like Nathalie, I really love the metaphor.


Lovely tale and a lovely metaphor. Perhaps we could post the photo over our desks to remind ourselves that those times of rest are needed for the next creative burst!


Just the reminder you needed perhaps, that hope springs eternal - in every season.


Isn't it amazing how readily we can all relate to this post? Beautiful words and images Alexa! And I have to tell you - my orchid plant is still in the two green leaves just sitting there stage. I have no idea if I am providing the right light, the right amount of water. But I also have hope that some day I will see another bloom.

Jacky S

I hope it is the start of a new 'blooming' for you both.


Just look at that shiny new leaf poking through. A true tale of how a little tlc is what we all need from time to time.


Such lovely writing today! A really nice connection documented between you and the giver. Thanks for sharing,


Oh, Alexa, so needed to hear your story today.......its given me a little air under my wings....thank you......off to tackle the mess that is the house now......wishing you well xxxxx

Julie J

So lucky you didn't throw it away at once. Just water from the bottom in future. And keeping them out of direct sunlight is a myth. Mine thrive on the kitchen and bathroom windowsills and the sunlight has been enough to fade my red canisters to pink!
Actually that should have read used to - I was given an orchid which turned out to be infested and contaminated the other two in the kitchen! A costly gift!

Missus Wookie

Oh I recognise those feelings - thank you for sharing and I'm glad you spotted that shoot.

Have you given it some orchid food as well? I found the information at Kew terribly interesting when we went to an orchid festival once. I'm only allowing very easy to grow things at the moment.


Beautiful beautiful post. So many dear friends in the blog world are vocalising what I am feeling at the moment. Thank you for sharing this. Take care.


Considering that I worked in a nursery/garden centre I can kill all houseplants very quickly. Mr M tells people not to give me plants unless they are plastic. A little harsh I feel, but true. How lovely that your orchid won't let you give up.
Thank you for sharing.


I love this Alexa, rebirth and growth is the most inspiring and hopeful thing. Thank you for sharing xxx

sheena x

Beautifully written x I recognise those feelings xxx


It may sound silly but the glimpse of green made my heart flutter, there is always hope and strength lies beneath the soil sometimes, deep in our roots :)


Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story. I like the connection you make between your feelings and the health of the flower. I hope each of you will enjoy a reblooming in the near future. As for the giver--if she sensed the orchid's near demise, perhaps she also senses your renewed interest in her gift.


Lovely writing and I hope that this sign of hope helps you along your way x


It's Thanksgiving Day, and our family eats an early dinner instead of lunch. Just now there is a lull between the hectic preparations and all the guests arriving for the meal. I wanted to take some of that time to visit my blogging friends. I needed to say thank you. Thank you for the inspiration you provide here in your place and for the comments you leave behind when you visit mine. Happy Thanksgiving, friend.


What a beautiful post Alexa. So glad you noticed that little bit of green.


This post really touched me Alexa.... something so delicate and fragile, yet strong and resilient. Wishing you strength in both of your recoveries and regrowth xxx

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