Monday, December 07, 2009

Back Home. They Didn't Compost Me Yet!

Thankyou to you all who left messages while I was away there for a bit. I'd have loved to have been on a vacation or something great, but that's not always how life goes. It seems that some people can have a gallbladder out and be back to life as usual, and the other 0.1% goes on to several more surgeries, the ICU, implantation with medical devices, and probably months more of recovery. At least I'm still here to tell about it and I got a few nice get-well flower arrangements and plants that I appreciated. Oh yes, and it was fortunate that I didn't leave a mid-summer garden neglected and unappreciated.

Here's an orchid I received from a friend. Anyone know its name? Maybe a Laelia or laeliocatteleya? I have no idea, since it does not resemble any of my current orchids. It has single leaves on its pseudobulbs and very fragrant flowers held in a loose spray above the leaves.

And alas it is the season for these lovely red beauties. Again, another friend brought this one to our house.

I hope you all are having a good week and are looking forward to spending time with family for the holidays! We need to put up some decorations soon.


The Garden Ms. S said...

I am so pleased you are back and feeling better! And just in time for some festive fun.

Gardening-wise, all you have to catch up on now is the dreaming part. :)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Glad to hear that you are back, hope you recover quickly.

Christmas is just around the corner, and then guess what? It is SPRING!


GardenJoy4Me said...

Best wishes for a much more speedy recovery. You are so right about the majority having no problems but having to be one of the minority really sucks .. sorry to hear that. But you are tucked in at home now and able to rest a little easier I bet !
That is a gorgeous orchid and wow ! on the beautiful poinsettia : )
Take care
Joy : )

easygardener said...

Very good of you to find a bright side to your illness. Hope all goes well from now on.
The Orchid is a lovely colour though I have no idea what kind it is.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Glad to see you back, and hear you're on the mend. I'm not good with orchids, but I'd guess that it's got some Cattleya in it, especially if fragrant. I'm trying to think of a good site to point you to but drawing a blank at the moment.

Barbarapc said...

I hope you continue to improve and this procedure is the last you'll have to face for many many years. So nice to have such lovely plants around the house.