I had been tending this orchid for over a year. It was in full bloom when I bought it but it hadn’t bloomed since. It was hanging in the dappled shade of our small courtyard and I was fertilizing it regularly with an orchid food. It was receiving the afternoon rains during this hot and humid summer and had been putting out strong, fresh green leaves. As I puttered around my mostly, potted plants one day and glanced over at that dormant orchid, what I thought were new leaf pods had put forth large, double-twin fragrant blooms! Joy!
fireflies spark the night
breeze lifts summer kimono
quiet hush echos
Grace is our host for Haibun Monday over at dVerse Poets Pub, 3PM EST. Please see her presentation for all the details on this fun form!