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Man-eating orchid poised to strike

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I was given this miniature orchid almost exactly two years ago, for a birthday present. I’d never had an orchid before, and didn’t especially want this one. But it is a fascinating plant! I call it the man-eating orchid because of those air roots, which twist and twine, throwing grotesque shadows when illuminated by candle light. As you can see, though, it has lovely, delicate flowers, which last for weeks. This year, it presented me with a second flower stalk.

You can see a rather different shot of the same plant from August 2013 here.

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Chillin’

1 Day 1 World Project: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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1 Day 1 World: 7:11pm, Sydney.

After a few hours spent wrestling with a villain, or just unwinding after a day at work, this is where I like to be.

This post is called Chillin’ for two reasons. One is that this is where I chill out, and the other is that now that Sydney is into winter it is indeed chilly on the balcony!


This post is my contribution to the excellent 1 Day 1 World Project (7:00pm – 8:00pm). It’s a fascinating example of how our blogs can bring us all closer together.