Thursday, October 25, 2012

Worth the wait?????





Hi again to everyone, and apologies for being so slack.  I don't have work to share just at the moment, and time is short.  Thank you to all who have expressed concern for my absence.  I am trying.  I wanted to quickly share this gorgeous flower with everyone.  Quite some years ago, probably around four, I was given a small piece from a succulent by a long time friend, Joan.  Her husband couldn't stop bagging the plant, but she insisted it 'had a very pretty flower'.  Well, after four years watching this scraggy piece of 'cactus', my reward was this bloom.  And, yes, Joan was quite right.  The bloom was gorgeous, and huge.  There was only one on the entire plant, but so worth the wait.

I took a photograph from the back too.  I'm not sure why, but I just thought it might look nice.  When you look into the photograph, you can see lots of smoke haze in the background, the result of so many every present fires in and around our area at the moment.  Sadly, there are many more areas which are being threatened.  I believe a number of them have been started by lightning strikes.

Both of the above photographs are shared as taken, but the one below has been cropped and slightly enhanced in PhotoShop.  I really can't stop looking at it, and have decided to get a print made to send to Joan for Christmas.  I don't see her very much, as we don't go visiting, and neither does she.  Anyway, for all of you, please enjoy, and thanks again for your friendship.

One gorgeous bloom
 

13 comments:

DIAN said...

Linda, it is good to see you blogging again. Finding time and enthusiasm can be difficult at times.

I love the flower - could you print the last pic on a piece of silk? It would look gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing and I hope those fires are not threatening anyone close to you.

margaret said...

Linda that is worrying if you have smoke haze around you, please chase those fires away.
A truly beautiful flower and as you say well worth the wait, take care now

Frances Leate said...

A truly beautiful flower and you are right it was worth the wait. Have missed you!! Take care.

Soonymary said...

lovely flower Linda.....some things are worth waiting for....
Look after yourself!

Radka said...

It is so exotic! Gorgeous! Thank you for showing us this beauty.
Good to see you here, Linda :-)
xx

Juliettecherry said...

Mmm wouldn't it be lovely to be able to stitch it? How to do it? Not easy, an expert task. but very lovely to enjoy. Anne

shirley said...

Great to see you back Linda, I know how busy your life is. I love the colour in your flower, it is stunning. I have a similar cactus that has a red flower. I cant believe the size of the blooms.

Karyn said...

ALWAYS worth the wait linda! What a gorgeous flower, you are very lucky. Succulents often have the most wonderful flowers, so colourful and pretty. Enjoy and hopefully next year there will be many more on it.

Jen said...

Hello!! Linda,I am really enjoying your beautiful flower, It had to be photographed because it is so lovely. It was a nice surprise to see you on here, Keep popping in. x

katherine said...

lovely to see you too. love the flower and sometimes it is worth the wait to see a flower like that. pop in again soon and look after yourself

Robin Mac said...

What a lovely flower, no wonder you had to photograph it from every angle. good to see you blogging, look after yourself. Cheers

Wanda Maria Roszak said...

Hello Linda ,

Great feeling, the joy , your back to blooging friend !
Beautiful flower , warm greetings , I wish the same sunny days .....and so on ..... :)))

Hugs.....

Dianne said...

It's bloomin' beautiful, Linda. Nice to see you blogging, life can get in the way sometimes. Di