Thursday, 14 March 2013

Just had to share this.....




I found this gorgeous orchid in my garden today!  I was totally amazed - must have missed the whole flower spike thing - but I didn't miss it in full bloom.  The photo does not do it justice.

I have dedicated this lovely orchid to my poodle Madi who is no longer with me.  She was truly my best pet friend ever and I will really miss her.

15 comments:

  1. Ooooooh Lidi, what a beauty, this orchid! I have never seen such an orchid before, you couldn't miss it in full bloom, it is gorgeous!
    I am sure you will miss your best pet friend Madi, but she gave you a sunbeam with this blooming orchid, isn't it?
    Warm hugs, Ilona

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  2. Beautiful orchid! Lucky you to have it in your garden!
    hugs
    Ewa

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  3. Oh Lidi, my heart goes out to you, Madi was such a special girl. Give my friend Monty a hug for me and I leave you with a dozen hugs for yourself. Your orchid will bring Madi back every year when it blooms....

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  4. What a lovely tribute to your old pal Madi. It is heartbreaking when they leave us - but this gorgeous orchid will cheer you up and hopefully remind you of the happy times. The colours are so subtle yet stricking. Carol :)

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  5. amazing to find this orchid in your garden! It's beautiful and

    wish you strength with the loss of your dog.
    Minihug

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  6. Hi Lidi, Sorry you have lost your friend Madi. It is difficult to let them go. I think your fellow bloggers are right - when this amazing orchid blooms again it will bring comforting memories to you.
    regards Janine

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  7. Curious and cute!
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  8. Hi Lidi,

    So sorry to hear about your little Madi, they are such an important part of the family and we do miss them. The Orchid is a stunning find and a wonderful tribute to Madi.

    Hugs, Fi xx

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  9. this orchid looks like something out of space!
    gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

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  10. I am sooo sorry about the loss of your pet Madi! All in one year I lost 3 beloved cats and so I know how you must be feeling right now. The orchid is very unusual and the flowers are almost spider-like in appearance!? Very unique! What a beautiful tribute to a special pet friend; a pleasant and welcome surprise when you are feeling so low.

    elizabeth

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  11. Wow! What a Stunning little orchid!!! I can't imagine finding one of those in the wild... we have snow, snow and Snow!!! I hope Ilona will try to make one in mini... it has such a graceful and fairy-like shape! So Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this picture!

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  12. And A Heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Madi. There is no replacing the pets we lose. But like friendships... perhaps there is always room in our hearts for another one. I hope you find solace.

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  13. Son unas orquídeas tan maravillosas, gracias por compartirlas.
    Lamento la pérdida de Madi
    :'(
    Un abrazo

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  14. That grew in your back garden!!! :D We don't have anything like that over here. I am still looking at it trying to work out where it starts and ends, what an amazing plant. It has a spider quality about it.

    Sorry to hear about Madi.

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