09-30-2017, 03:03 PM
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Exactly three weeks ago we were getting hit by hurricane Irma.  The hurricane caused extensive damage to large trees, taking many of them down, while ripping off limbs and branches from others.  We're still clearing the yard.

We have some orchids which are attached to trees.  The orchids are attached by themselves, and we don't do anything to secure them.  This morning, while clearing debris, I saw this orchid.  I had forgotten about this particular orchid, assuming it was lost in the hurricane.  Amazingly, the orchid stayed attached to its tree, despite hurricane winds which took down large trees.  Now, three weeks after the hurricane, the orchid is blooming.

Life is an incredibly powerful force.

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 09-30-2017, 05:02 PM
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Great shot Ricardo. I am glad that things are starting to get back to normal.

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 09-30-2017, 05:04 PM
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Very cool!

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 09-30-2017, 05:16 PM
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Very impressive Ricardo!

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 09-30-2017, 07:10 PM
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Resilient and beautiful!

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 09-30-2017, 08:08 PM
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(09-30-2017, 03:03 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Exactly three weeks ago we were getting hit by hurricane Irma.  The hurricane caused extensive damage to large trees, taking many of them down, while ripping off limbs and branches from others.  We're still clearing the yard.

We have some orchids which are attached to trees.  The orchids are attached by themselves, and we don't do anything to secure them.  This morning, while clearing debris, I saw this orchid.  I had forgotten about this particular orchid, assuming it was lost in the hurricane.  Amazingly, the orchid stayed attached to its tree, despite hurricane winds which took down large trees.  Now, three weeks after the hurricane, the orchid is blooming.

Life is an incredibly powerful force.

[Image: kFikq9u.jpg]

Good news, good story, great photograph.

Compare:  Revered 1000 year-old tree at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (Shrine) in Kamakura

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 09-30-2017, 08:39 PM
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That's just wonderful, Ricardo. Thank you for sharing this with us. It's inspiring on many levels. Smile

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 10-01-2017, 07:04 AM
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Beautiful! Life goes on.

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 10-01-2017, 11:23 AM
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There’s no storm powerful enough to crush a man’s spirit. That beautiful orchid is just a reminder.

Chin up my friend and carry on!

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