Orchids in bloom again :)

This time I'll post phalaenopsis orchids since I have a bunch of them in bloom. Enjoy!

Phalaenopsis Kerble Yelow

Orchids in bloom

I promised my sister I was going to post these glorious pictures of my orchids in bloom, made possible by her generous gift in the form of a professional flash for my camera. These have not been retouched. Are these perfect, or are they perfect? ;)

Phalaenopsis with green petals, purple sprays, and pink lips.

Wilsonara Opalescent 'Springtime'

Green phalaenopsis with mostly dark red veins.

White phalaenopsis with pink lips.

Dendrobium Sweet Pinky 'Love' from Yamamoto orchids.

More to come later!

Stick Art

I saw this Driftwood Seahorse thing on Pinterest and thought it was a cool idea. Then I saw that my dad was trimming the birch trees and were throwing away a bunch of small branches. I thought to myself that maybe I can try to be artsy and make my own woody wall art. By the way, my sister was the one who had the bright idea of using the birch branches. I would have just collected sticks on the ground.

So I dragged in a couple of branches and spent some good time trimming them down to bare branches.

I also cut out this silhouette from a random piece of cardboard. I only wanted to make a small one first to see if I'll like it before spending time on a large one.

Glue gun. Bam!

Cut branches and glue glue glue!

Done! I must say, I'm very happy with the result. However, I think it was a lot easier for me to cut the branches because they are still fresh and soft.

I showed the finished product to my parents and both of them thought that I made a swan. I can see that. Maybe it'll be an interpret art piece. Maybe I'll even hang it upside down!