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Email required Address never made public. Name required. They are beautiful and regal. I am terrible at keeping plants alive, so this will be my new challenge. Across many ancient cultures orchids bear beautiful meanings. Makes sense, no doubt. Just look at her! After all these years of being gifted orchids, today is the first day I read up on them, with my attempt to not kill this one, as most of my plants meet their fate after a few weeks. I found some really cool facts.
Orchids are very elegant looking but the petals flaunt their sex organs, unlike most flowers that keep the reproductive areas closed. Orchids even self reproduce… I guess it is so sexy it loves itself very much. How long did it take you to start and finish An Ode for Orchids? JF: My writing process is very simple.
The story starts off as divinely inspired idea. Then I outline the entire story, trying to be as brief with the outline as I can be.
Then I just write. I just write. Forrester starts typing away while Wallace just sits there. But Forrester replied that the first draft is written with the heart. The second draft is written with the head. I have the story in my head, and I just let my subconscious go to work. I like to see what I come up with in the haze of sleepiness. After midnight, I write with my heart primarily and include every intimate detail of my experiences and thoughts.
I usually come up with something pretty cool. JF: God willing, many more novels are on the horizon for me.
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I also want to release a book of poetry as well as a short-story anthology. But whatever I do, you can be sure that it will be both entertaining and edifying. Please, whatever you do, continue to dream. No matter how busy you get with the cares of life, dream and I mean dream drastically. As children we fantasized about what we will be.
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We even tell people proudly about our dreams without an ounce of trepidation. Any and everything was possible when we were children. We saw carpets of late-blooming bluebells and beautiful yellow flags. But most spectacular were a couple of wild orchids, surrounded by blue bells and ferns see here for a post on the alleged aphrodisiac properties of orchids.
What best to accompany my photos which I admit fall far from professional standards than a Greek poem celebrating flowers? I have chosen an epigram of Meleager first century BCE , the original anthologist, the master flower anthos collector:.
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A wild orchid on a background of bluebells at Rhossili Bay. I will plait the white violet, I will plait with myrtles The tender narcissus, I will plait the laughing lillies, I will plait the sweet saffron-crocus. I will wreathe in the hyacinth, Flushing red, I will plait the amorous roses, So that, upon the temples of Heliodora of the sweet-scented curls, The wreath may bestrew with flowers her fair tresses. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
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