Future Flowers

Back in February 2016 I bought myself an Orchid. I didn’t have a great track record of keeping plants alive at that point, but I decided I would enjoy the flowers and see if I could keep it going. Back then, I didn’t know that in the future I would still be enjoying this lovely plant! Today 4 years later, I have enjoyed photographing the Orchid’s first flower to bloom this year. Perhaps there is something to learn in this story – I doubted I’d keep the plant alive, but I should have had more faith in myself, and more hope … as in fact it survived and seems to be very happy. I’ve re-potted it today and hopefully we’ll have many more years of beautiful flowers.

February 2016
March 2017
November 2017

Looks like I didn’t photograph my Orchid in 2018 or 2019 even though it was still going strong!

Here it is today:

Today’s flower, backlit in the window
And there are 2 more flowers on their way

Inspired by the Lens-Artists weekly photography challenge: future, as well by my persistent and beautiful Orchid!

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. “… I should have had more faith in myself, and more hope …” A conclusion worthy of remembering – thank you, Suzy. I do recognize myself in that… And an exquisite orchid you have! Now you can look at the future with faithful eyes – here’s to you and your lovely orchid ♥

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