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All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up

Isn't funny, or maybe sad, how we get all wrapped up in our lives, our jobs, our hobbies, even pbase, so that
sometimes we don't have time for our friends or families.
I bought this orchid as a Christmas gift for a good friend, but it's still sitting in its clear wrapping on my front window.
Luckily I choose one with lots of buds so it will still be blooming whenever I get round to presenting it to her.
In mitigation, we were both very busy in the run-up to Christmas, then I disappeared off to the in-laws in Oldham and the weather has been pretty terrible with icy roads ever since.
This weekend, I am going to call to see her, present her with her gift, drink a cup of coffee and have a nice long chat.
Hopefully, unless, of course, something crops up in these busy 21st century lives of ours.

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Raymond Ma17-Jan-2010 09:49
I know what you mean! Especially with this PBase thing taking up so much of our time :o) V
Colin Storey16-Jan-2010 19:47
Wonderful image and story. v
Mary Terry16-Jan-2010 19:40
Pretty orchid blooms! Your friend will be pleased with the gift.
globalgadabout16-Jan-2010 17:56
as it turns out you got to enjoy the blossoms for a while yourself..sumptuous colour...V
Neal Nye16-Jan-2010 12:26
Nice that your 21st Century life still allows time for pictures and you still have time for your Pbase friends. This is such a lovely plant. Your friend is going to be very happy.
Kevin Chester16-Jan-2010 10:57
As long as you make time in the end, it still counts. And if the flowers all die you still have the proof here :-)
heather16-Jan-2010 10:03
Such beautiful colours! V
Blandine Mangin16-Jan-2010 09:50
very beautiful flowers! v
Betty Vlasiu16-Jan-2010 07:39
What a wonderful shot! v
lou_rozensteins16-Jan-2010 03:01
It's a beautiful orchid. Well photographed too!
Jason Anderson16-Jan-2010 02:18
Happy faces in pretty light...I'd keep them as long as I could ;o)
Valene16-Jan-2010 01:06
Beautiful presentation, and the colors are wonderful! V
Nora van Beek16-Jan-2010 00:23
Such a splendid shot with such wonderful detail - a nearly 3-D view of these lovely blooms. Exquisite! BV!
Stephanie15-Jan-2010 23:21
I love orchids. This color is SOOO pretty; especially with the lighting. :^)
pkocinski15-Jan-2010 23:15
Beautiful, colorful image to brighten our day! Thanks mairead :-)
Ann...15-Jan-2010 23:15
I love these Orchids and I'm sure your friend will too. Life does seem to get in the way of "life" these days!
LynnH15-Jan-2010 23:11
Very beautiful flowers, and photograph too!!
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