Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy 2016

The copper pot is purely decorative; the orchid is in terra cotta.  

I don't make New Year's resolutions. I'm visual. And forgetful. I would need my resolutions constantly in sight to remember them. A tattoo on the back of my hand would be effective but then there's all that plastic surgery to remove it for next year's list. Painful and expensive.

On the other hand, omens are entirely pain free, readily available and have the added appeal of various interpretations. A resolution is specific and totally restrictive. Usually it is a negative we wish to correct which always entails a LOT of work. Omens, good ones, are instantly gratifying.

My Cymbidium blossoming is a good omen. Health? New beginnings? I'll be a successful orchid grower? Open to interpretation. I like that.

Cymbidium Ruby Sarah "Gem Stone"
Cymbidium Sara Jean X Cymbidium Ruby Eyes

Other good omens: I've kept my kitchen floor clean since New Year's, my paperwork is not organized but it is in tidy piles, I read a book that had nothing to do with design. Interpret as you wish.

Hope you are finding good omens and everyone's 2016 is off to a good start.

Thanks for reading,
Linda Pakravan


  1. What a beautiful plant - I've never seen an orchid like that. I like the idea of omens and you're so right about resolutions - so easy to forget them. My kitchen floor isn't too clean, but my piles of unfixed paperwork are at least tidy, as you say. Happy New Year's Linda!

  2. Your photos are gorgeous, Linda. A clean kitchen floor since New Year's? Now that's what I call a good omen. Enjoy your week.

  3. I received an orchid as a Christmas gift from a neighbor and it's still growing strong. I have never had an orchid last so long. Good omen, thanks for the upbeat attitude and signs!

  4. All wonderful things!

  5. Gorgeous, I love orchids and copper, I am very visual as well. The idea of "Omens" are wonderful to me Linda. OH, and our Spring Collection comes out Saturday!

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  6. What a beauty! I'm not familiar with that orchid. And I love the gorgeous copper pot as a cachepot - beautiful, Linda. Happy 2016!! xoxo


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