The awakening by wordpixman

The awakening

I love my orchids. They thrive on neglect, living on my kitchen window sill and blooming for months on end without complaining, before taking a few weeks rest. This one today opened its first flower since it went into hibernation a couple of months ago, and already has some more fat buds which promise a bright and cheerful Christmas.
Excellent, well done.
November 20th, 2014  
Wow fantastic ...
November 20th, 2014  
very well presented
November 20th, 2014  
Beautifully captured and processed. Fav!!
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful.
November 20th, 2014  
Perfect against that background! Sounds like you have the green thumb I'll never have!
November 20th, 2014  
Stunning colors and scene. Orchids are gorgeous. I have no skills with keeping them.
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful, I've never grown orchids.
November 20th, 2014  
You must have a green thumb. I have the opposite. I could neglect this with the best of them and still kill it. You're very fortunate to have such beauty gracing your home.
November 20th, 2014  
A stunning presentation, Arthur. Love the orchid as well as the background.
November 20th, 2014  
Wow! This is at the top of my home page and look how many people already commented on this beauty! What a gorgeous and well-photographed bloom, and wonderful commentary about your ease in raising them!
November 20th, 2014  
This is just gorgeous!
November 20th, 2014  
This is really wonderful.
November 20th, 2014  
That is a really pretty little orchid :)
November 20th, 2014  
They take a bit of looking after so it must be nice to see them flourishing! Great colours in this shot!
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful leaves opening up, great processing to show it off.
November 20th, 2014  
Awesome image.
November 20th, 2014  
How beautiful, I love my orchids too.
November 20th, 2014  
Orchids are amazing - I love mine - they are resting at the moment - can't wait till they blossom again! Yours is gorgeous!
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful orchid and well shot, Arthur!
November 20th, 2014  
Gorgeous!
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful....lovely processing.
November 20th, 2014  
Just gorgeous Arthur, fav for me.
November 20th, 2014  
Very strong image
November 20th, 2014  
Wonderful capture and processing!
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful and stunning capture, Arthur! Fav. Love your story too.
November 20th, 2014  
This is so beautiful Arthur the flower is wonderful and the background so good at showcasing the flower.
November 20th, 2014  
Love the detail and range colors in this image
November 20th, 2014  
Enjoy your framing and processing in this shot.
November 20th, 2014  
A beautfiul shot of this happy fellow
November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful. I have two that are currently not blooming.
November 20th, 2014  
Pam
Beautiful!
November 20th, 2014  
This is striking.
November 20th, 2014  
Fabulous! Fav!
November 20th, 2014  
beautiful arthur
November 20th, 2014  
@kbird61 ... Thank you Kay. My other two are also resting ar the moment and one of them looks dead, but I am sute it will rise again soon if I ignore it. The other one has one very small bud and seems to be in deep thought so I just whispered a word of encouragement and tried not to sound too impatient!
November 20th, 2014  
Thank you all for mentioning the processing and background. This was a hand-held shot under room lighting with an unfinished painting in the background to make a more balanced picture. Happy to read that it worked.

@mbemis @ceilidh @bob65 @janiskay @leestevo @jennywren @Weezilou @maggiemae @carolmw

Thanks also to all others not mentioned here. I will catch up with you all eventually but it's nearly midnight now and I need my beauty sleep!

November 20th, 2014  
Beautiful closeup shot and I love the colors, Fav!
November 21st, 2014  
A beautiful orchid and background. You certainly know how to look after your orchids mine always seem to get a sticky bug on them which finishes them off.
November 21st, 2014  
You must have that special touch as I've always heard how difficult it is to grow orchids. Your photo is stunning! fav
November 21st, 2014  
Great capture and processing.
November 21st, 2014  
Gorgeous!
November 21st, 2014  
So pretty :)
November 21st, 2014  
Just stunning colors - fav.
November 21st, 2014  
Lovely! :) I love my orchids, too, even though, like yours, they are horribly neglected.
November 21st, 2014  
Bev
Fabulous shot, Arthur. Very pretty. Fav
November 21st, 2014  
Really beautiful!
November 21st, 2014  
what a wonderful plant. You must talk or sing to it
November 21st, 2014  
A great treatment.
November 21st, 2014  
they are wonderful plants aren't they! Lovely shot - fav
November 21st, 2014  
This is just so beautiful... fav ♥
November 22nd, 2014  
@mittens @wendyfrost @essiesue @sabanford @allred3 @onlyme111 @cruiser @allie912 @rosiekind @aromatic ...
Thank you so much. Orchids are not difficult to grow, but is difficult to resist the temptation to kill them with kindness. A quick splash occasionally with a hand held under a running tap for two seconds is all the attention mine receive, and they seem to be grateful for it.
November 22nd, 2014  
This is poetically beautiful...
February 16th, 2015  
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