The photo challenge for week 9 was “memory.” I went with two that mean a lot to me: Dune by Christian Dior and the white orchid. Dune was given to me by a co-worker when I was about 21 years old and worked at a bank. She was a french lady with the cutest french accent. I visited her once at her lovely home and she gave me an advice I try to keep up with: Always make your bed because you don’t want your man to see it messy (something like that). She also gave me her Dune perfume. I told her I loved the scent and she offered it to me. The orchard was from my last job. I still miss that place and the people I worked with.
I had fun this month with the camera. Enjoy these…
The family Keeshond, Teddy. She is the sweetest dog ever. She follows me everywhere and just plops down by my feet and sleeps. With husband, she’s a little different. She’ll wag her tail, jump on him, and want to play with him. Another thing about her, she won’t eat unless we’re eating.
My daughter stepped in to help me with the 52 Week Photo Challenge I’m keeping up with. This one called for long exposure so I set the D90 with the 50mm lens to the highest F-stop possible, which was 36, and the ISO to the lowest at L1.
The magenta orchid in the master bath has bloomed.
This is one happy orchid. It keeps growing. See those buds tucked behind the flowers? That’s from the second stalk. There is also a small bud trying to grow in the first talk.
Then there this. A third stalk making its way out. My pot has become too small to contain this beauty but I’m not sure what to do. One part of me wants to see how long this will go on (testing its strength) and another part of me wants to trim it down, re-pot, and make it look all nice and clean.