Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting…

I love plants but I’m useless at keeping them alive!  My daughter bought me an amazing Orchid which I have affectionately (and in the interest of positivity) called ‘Possibility’ 🙂  I thought I would take some photographs of Possibilities amazing blooms because they are ‘fleeting’ and if my luck hasn’t changed, I may never see them again!

So beautiful… at least if Possibility never blooms again (and I so hope she does) I will have captured them forever here.


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bella Remy Photography
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 02:06:07

    Such a beautiful orchid. Love how you’re trying different perspectives.


    • theamateurcamera
      Jun 11, 2013 @ 02:15:43

      Thanks… I just hope it survives! I’ve only ever managed to nurture one plant, it was already on it’s last legs when I bought it so I figured I couldn’t do it any more damage and it’s actually thriving… I’m so happy! 🙂


  2. Forest So Green
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 03:28:46

    Beautiful images 🙂


  3. newbloggycat
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 03:28:58

    Great pics! Hope they continue to bloom. I’m not good with plants either but I know that orchid grow better if there’s lot of sunshine :).


  4. veraersilia
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 06:45:57

    Lots of patience is required with orchids. Sufficient knowledge too. Your Possibility is a magnificent Phalaenopsis! your pictures too. Google “Phalaenopsis care” to find its requirements. After all the blooms are gone, it becomes dormant.
    At that time if you have a bathroom with windows keep it in there. But read about it. It is worth learning how to do it. You would not expect to make great coconut triple-layer cake by invention, would you? you’d follow the recipe… same with orchids. Hers’a project for you. They need tending even more than roses, but they calmly bloom only once or twice a year… they are zen…


  5. lisatenzindolma
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 16:32:39



  6. Multifarious meanderings
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 08:26:48

    *VERY IMPRESSED* I will be calling you Percy Throwerette from now on. It SURVIVED!


    • theamateurcamera
      Jun 13, 2013 @ 09:07:53

      😀 It’s early days yet… I’ve only had her since March but I’ve been looking up her care recipe so fingers crossed… it’s nerve racking looking after plants! 😉


  7. mybeautfulthings
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 16:57:23

    Just beautiful! I , too, have no success with orchids. I shall take on board the tips above. 🙂


  8. Brooke's Sister
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 19:09:09

    All of your photography is amazing! These orchid pictures are my favorites well and the ones of Mutly. You are an artist, and I’m glad you found my blog, so I discovered yours.


    • theamateurcamera
      Jun 23, 2013 @ 19:21:24

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, you are very kind. Thank you for taking the time to look through my posts… I have very much enjoyed yours and look forward to reading more. 🙂


  9. gradabout
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 13:26:06

    Keep it alive! Go water it! But not too much! Just an egg cup when it gets really dry!! 🙂 J’adore tu mama xxx


  10. Su Leslie
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 20:50:47

    Beautiful. I’d love to grow orchids, but totally lack any green pigment in my fingers. I have to settle for visiting orchid houses and photographing.


    • theamateurcamera
      Jun 28, 2013 @ 01:11:59

      I totally know where you’re coming from! So do I! I am hoping to break my, not too good, track record with plants this time and Possibility will thrive… positive vibes… positive vibes… 😀


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