I did a post about orchids in July, about a week after mine bloomed. Those gorgeous flowers have lasted over two months. This week, as they began to shrivel and die, I was feeling a bit depressed. I’d have to wait a whole year for it to blossom again. I grabbed my camera to take one last photo and as I zoomed in, I noticed something I hadn’t before: two additional buds! (See them? Over on the left?) Which means my intrepid little plant may still be sitting pretty on Thanksgiving… one more lovely thing to be grateful for this year!
The second update is about Grace Norman of Jamestown, Ohio, the Olympic athlete who was the subject of my poem Fifty Feet from Grace. Grace competed in the Paralympic games in Rio
in September. She kicked butt, taking the GOLD MEDAL in the triathlon and the BRONZE in the 400-meter run. You talk about a hometown girl making good! Go, Grace!
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