Orchid beauty: Floral Friday


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016Smiling orchid

Can you see the smile on one flower. The other is different – more a pout.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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12 Responses to Orchid beauty: Floral Friday

  1. Norah says:

    Beautiful! I love orchids.

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  2. Orchids are expressive spirits, aren’t they? And they last and last and last.

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  3. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    Gorgeous orchid, Irene. I wouldn’t dare have one, I am such a black thumb. But I did know a professor at UC Irvine who studied orchids and had a hot house full of them – a great place to spend some time admiring their beauty.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    The artistry of orchids is magnificent to see at various distances.

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