Orchid Obsession

My friend Ariane and I went to a nursery in Puyallup, Washington, today. Their orchid display was beautiful. I had left my camera behind, but thankfully, she had her Iphone with her and took these photos for me.

The amazing thing about orchids is that they come in such a variety of colours, shapes, and designs, and yet they are still all part of the orchid family.

The antagonist in my novel “The Wind Weeps” is a disturbed man. One of his quirks is an obsession with orchids. These flowers are expensive and perhaps he thought he could “win the girl” by impressing her with a bouquet of orchids. They are not flowers that lend themselves to making a bouquet, but does he care? They are expensive and will impress her, he thinks.

In spite of the man’s obsession with orchids, I still love these flowers.

By the way, if you want to download the e-book of “The Wind Weeps,” it is free for Kindle on amazon (just type in the title) and also on smashwords.com if you have an e-reader other than Kindle.

Very important:

The sequel to The Wind Weeps is called Reckoning Tideย (also available at amazon and at smashwords). At $2.99, it won’t break the bank, but it will break the spell and tell you what the ultimate ending will be.

Read them and find out the fate of the disturbed man with the orchid fetish.

35 thoughts on “Orchid Obsession

  1. Sonja Forrester

    Beautiful photos! I might have to keep them in my photo collection on my PC. ๐Ÿ™‚ One question, is the second pic really an orchid variety? It looks so much like a “star magnolia”. Hmmm, I must do some checking to ease my mind. Ha ha ha. Just gorgeous pics! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Yikes! Sonja, you’re right! We saw the star magnolias outside and Ariane took a picture as we were going to the car. She sent it along with the orchid pictures. Good eye!! I’m going to remove it now. Thanks for spotting it!

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Oh, he was a creep all right. It bothered me even as I wrote it, knowing that it’s ridiculous to have a “bouquet” of orchids, but I reminded myself that he was crazy and wanted to impress with the expense of bringing her such a thing.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Thanks, Jill. I appreciate you reading the books. As for the orchid care, I’ve learned that what works for me is to put two ice cubes on them once a week, so I do it on garbage day. By connecting it with something I don’t want to forget, it works for me.

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  2. Soul Gifts

    Exotically exquisite ๐Ÿ™‚ Since I learnt, I think it was through one of your orchid reblogs. that they only need the equivalent of 1 ice-cube’s worth of water a week, my one and only has been very happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I’m trying to build up my collection and am always looking for the most unique ones. I like the green and white one that has strange markings. Would love to buy one of those one day.

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      1. Sonja Forrester

        I wonder if you might consider having a greenhouse constructed on your property, near your garden? Imagine the possibilities! Not only for an oasis for orchids, but also for starting all kinds of plants. Just one catch, please do not send me any orchid bouquets. Ha ha ha ha. Again, I enjoyed your post and Ariane’s photos.

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  3. Anonymous

    My lovely Orchid, thanks to Trader Joe’s, is thriving due to three ice cubes weekly and defused sunlight. Not much of a gardener but Orchids seem to forgive in my home.

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  4. roughwighting

    Orchids are just one of natureโ€™s beautiful things that take my breath away. I confess that I always have at least two orchid plants in my home, and I admire them every day. I remember how you use the โ€œorchid giftsโ€ in your book The Wind Weeps. Iโ€™m lucky because Iโ€™ve read both books in that series! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

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