caveat: if you’re expecting a week of posts about cymbidium orchids, please scroll on by.
for this will be a week of posts about ______ and _______, possibly even _____ or _______. each of these posts will be punctuated by photographs i took yesterday of the cymbidiums currently in bloom. they’re always something of a surprise to me even though they bloom every year around this time (from January through June…we do have one fall bloomer, but it’s the only exception to the schedule.) for as many years as we’ve enjoyed having them–they were an ‘inheritance’ from a friend who passed away over a decade ago–their beauty continues to flabbergast me. (a side note on the word “flabbergast”: wouldn’t you have loved to have been the first person to have used the word “flabbergast”?) so, whether or not i’m surprised or flabbergasted by their beauty, there’ll be a few words on one topic (or many) that will accompany the photographs. the words, i promise, will not be gilding the lily, for there is nothing you can really say about the orchids other than, “beautiful!, marvelous!, aren’t those pretty?, lovely! they won’t even be inspired by the photographs, they’ll just be there because i want them to be.