I brought this lovely little orchid home from Trader Joe's, placed it on my wooden living room floor in a ray of sunlight, and snapped a shot of it with my cell phone. Then a quick process through Instagram, and this was the result. They are such breathtaking flowers, and very inexpensive these days. Plus, they bloom for ages and ages. What's not to adore?
Orchids--just one of my current loves.
Something shifts inside me in February. I start developing crushes--not just on people, but on foods and places and other inspiring gems. Is it that Valentine's Day is on its way? I've never cared much about that holiday, but I do love good dark chocolate . . . and flowers . . . and romantic gestures. Maybe it's the combination of lengthening days, the promise of spring, even as temperatures here in Maine linger in the teens, and we all turn up our collars, hunch into the wind, and brace ourselves for several more weeks of chill and snow and sleet . . . and then slush . . . and mud. Sigh. Yes, I think I fall in love in February simply because I need to. These little obsessions will carry me through to spring. And because I adore you, too, I thought I'd share a few crushes throughout the month. Keep checking back in the days to come for little flashes of February love. xo Gigi