Our weather has been changing abruptly for years now. Rainy yesterday sunny today. But lately the changes are so sudden as within the day: sunny this hour, rainy windy in 10 minutes, super hot sunny for another hour, drizzles for 5 minutes, sunny again for three hours, etc. The drizzles are like passing clouds creating restless energies around our Heaven!
In the midst of the restless weather our orchids kept sprouting new growths!
And it has 'weathered' the changes in the climate.
I documented this growth from September 4 to 10.
The leaves have burnt spots from the sudden heat and sudden drizzles!
Even with the rains I have to water some of the plants like this orchid regularly or the buds will dry up and not open magnificently like this:
Oh, what a beautiful tale of survival!
Normally, it takes only one to two days for the leaves to unfurl but this has taken a week. But I am not complaining. Instead I tell MsOrchid to hang on and take its sweet time . . .
As I also patiently take my own time adjusting and slowly watching all of Heaven . . . the restless dogs, the lizards, the bees looking dizzy, the doves flying too low for comfort, the ants marching along the walls like crazy, the flies and mosquitoes coming in droves (there are dengue cases but luckily not in my subdivision) but the birds remain cheery and content in the surroundings and peaceful as they continue to sing as I nap and when I do my work.
The climate change action has taken an urgent stand. It is time we heal our space. This week I joined the live stream of voices and actions taken to address this matter at my studio blog. Next week I am joining a group that will take a hike/bike program that will discuss ways for community involvement.
In my Heaven, we have long segregated our wastes, composted peelings and animal manure to recycle back to our soil and feed our plants (we do not use chemical fertilizers), our used discarded papers, plastic bottles, cartons, cans are either sold or are transformed into my artworks. When we buy new stuff we let go of the old one. When I buy new shoes, I take one pair out. Ha! This will avoid excess stuff in my closet again.
How do you respond to the changing times?
And look! Another orchid is blooming in another pot perfect for next week!
I share our blooming orchids with Maia of MacroFlowersSaturday, Beverly of PinkSaturday and for TodaysFlowers of Luiz Santilli, Laerte Pupo, Sandy Carlson and Denise Gullickson.