Things I will miss #2 – my orchids

Over the years I have collected orchid plants from around the Solomon Islands.  We have tied them to trees in our yard where they have taken root and grown and blossomed.

Some of the orchid plants have been gifts from village friends who have gone out into the bush to find the orchids and give them to me.  Others I have purchased from the market.  At first I had to wait and wait for them to blossom, but now it seems like one or two are always blooming which is such a treat.  

The two orchid plants pictured here are ones that are high in a rain tree outside our bedroom where we can see the flowers. What a treat and something I will miss very much in Dallas!