Floral Friday : Made Me Smile

pink orchid macro

The orchid in our home makes me smile. Our orchid plant lives on our dining table and Hubster takes care of it along with the rest of our plants. I've been told to stay away from them since I seem to have a black thumb. He totally fusses over the orchid which is really cute and he's already coaxed it to re-bloom several times. He tries so hard because he knows it makes me happy to see the flowers. Do you have a flower that makes you smile?

Floral Fridays is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. The theme for this month is "made me smile". This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, please email Trishie for next month's theme. And please visit my fellow participants below for more floral inspirations.


buffalo journeys said...

I love orchids; theyre so beautiful. The color in your photo is so vibrant. It made me smile too. Im the same way w plants. Ive tried it w three different pots of orchids already, but none of them survived. Ive resigned myself to just appreciate them at the store :)

trishie said...

Orchids are so hard to care for. I'm really impressed that your husband has managed to get yours to re-flower! Gorgeous photo

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

What a beauty! I actually have a few flowers and plants that are making me smile these days. A few tiny daffodils in a garden and a couple of indoor plans, one is currently blooming like there's no tomorrow (forgot its name, though) and my favourite calamondin tree just stopped producing tiny oranges and is now sprouting new gorgeous leaves, I just adore seeing it! x

Fiona said...

What a sweet plant and what a super sweet husband. I think plants definitely respond well to lots of love and fussing over :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Such a stunning picture doll, I love flowers. The colour is so lovely too :)) I hope you have a great weekend doll xx

Emmylou said...

Orchid is my fave flower:)

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! How sweet of him!:) As u, I also love blooms, though I dont think to have a green thumb either :) The theme of this month is really lovely, actually I have lots of flowers that made me smile, if I have to think only one I probably would say sunflowers :) Have a wonderful weekend my dear, many hugs! xo

Jackie Harrison said...

It so beautiful will bring a smile to anyone who loves flowers. Enjoy your weekend doll.

Jane said...

that's so sweet that your husband takes such good care for it knowing that it makes you happy, too! :)

Sam said...

I love orchids, they are so beautiful and one of these most feminine flowers there is. Happy Friday dear!

Beautetude said...

Beautiful. Orchids are wonderful.
Happy Friday dear.


It's hard not to love orchids, they are not only beautiful but so vibrant, I can see why they make you smile.
Thanks for sharing this lovely photo. Enjoy your weekend.

Paola Lauretano said...

I love orchids Rowena!!!!!
I loove flowers!!!!!
Happy friday doll!!!

ALLIE NYC said...

Haha I think I have an army green thumb not black not green but somewhere in between. Some plants I do very well with and others not so much. Gerber Daisies forget it. Or maybe they need to be planted but after killing 4-5 of them I gave up. Once I put one in a block of sunlight in the morning before I went to work and I came home that evening it was %100 DEAD. Gave up after that.

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Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

I just love Orchids but am not that good at taking care of them! :-)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Christina @ Happy or Else said...

Stunning photo!

Selma said...

I love the color, such a pretty photo!

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M @ LiveLikeYoureTraveling.com said...

You're very lucky to have a hubby with a green thumb. Orchids are definitely at the top of my list!

Coco said...

Dear Rowena, I am notoriously a black thumb, but two years ago for my birthday I received an orchid as a present, and everybody was guessing how long would it last. Today I noticed there are three buds ready to blossom, and I feel so grateful. This flower makes me smile :-)
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My Scandinavian Home said...

Wow, what an incredible picture! I have one orchid that refuses to go away no matter how much I forget to water it and I love it :)

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Tales of Whimsy said...

Gorgeous. Orchids are fickle beauties. Great picture

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rowena,

Love your pretty orchid - the pink colour is gorgeous. - I often have a black thumb too and some of my plants don't make it.
Happy weekend

Vanessa N said...

Orchids aren't exactly my favourite, but give my some peonies and hydrangeas and I'll be a happy camper ;)
But anyways, have a great weekend, Rowena!

My Garden Diaries said...

Now how beautiful is that shot of your orchid!!!! I love a man who can take care and tend to plants!! That is just awesome!! Wishing you a happy weekend friend...again....beautiful photo!!! Nicole xoxo

Leslie said...

I am so impressed Rowena that your hubby is getting it to re bloom! That's NOT easy:) I adore orchids and have two in my home now. They are all so unique and the blooms last for a long time. Even if you can't get them to re bloom they are worth the purchase. Enjoy your weekend! xxleslie

Unknown said...

ahaha we both have the same luck when it comes to floral housekeeping, can't do it!!


blogablebeauty said...

I love orchids! tho the one flower that really makes me smile is the gerbera.

Charlotte's Frame said...

Eey, orchids ftw! ;]
Stunning colour, flowers always have an interesting colour, it can be flashy or more mundane, but always nice :]

Fashion Lover said...

Beautiful!! Love orchids!


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Lexie said...

Orchids are beautiful. They remind me of the summer because we always seem to have them in the summer. xx


Effortlesslady said...

Lovely flower and great shot!

Jo said...

Awww... Your hubby is so cute to fuss over the flower and try to make her bloom for you. That's really so cute and sweet! I have many flowers that make me smile too. I love going back to my family house to see all the flowers in bloom. I think we have orchids, periwinkle, some purple flower and even the pineapple is blooming! As for flowers in a bouquet, I love the classic roses.

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Natalie Leung said...

that flower is so pretty!!


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j said...

That's a beautiful orchid, Rowena and it's adorable that your husband takes such good care of it! I had an orchid once that I had gotten to bloom for a few years in a row but then my cat ate it. I actually almost just bought a new orchid at Trader Joe's for $4 last week but I couldn't decide on one. Right now I have a money tree that I bought on the side of the road by my work and a kaffir lime tree that is only 6" tall. Every time I see my tiny little tree, it makes me smile.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Rowena, I applaud your husband! That is a hard flower to take care of. So he is good. They are so lovely! I don't have a green thumb to save my life. LOL I kill plants that are hearty. HaHaHa

Unknown said...

I love orchids!

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Angel said...

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Agnes W said...

Orchids are such beautiful flowers! Sadly, every time I pick one up, I seem to kill it before it's time which is a shame because they are so lovely! Thanks for visiting and for the thoughtful comment, it made me smile :)


MaysaAndSunshine said...

So exotic and delicate Rowena. How awesome you husband has such green thumbs.