- Dok Mai Hai Koun (Flowers for you) by Jae Danupol Kaewkarn
This orchid plant was given to my mom by my GI Joe sister when she was ill three years ago, today it sits at my dad’s living room. I took this picture in April of this year, and the last few flowers fell off at the beginning of July, that’s over 3 months of blooming.
My mom passed away in January 2007, it has been almost 3 years now. It was kind of odd how the last few flowers fell off, we went to visit her monument in July and was gone for a couple of days, there were still about 5 flowers left on the branch and normally it would fall off one by one. This time was different, the flowers looked very healthy when we left, and when we got back, all 5 flowers fell off, it almost made me think that she wanted us to know that she acknowledged that we visited her monument that housed her urn.
My dad loves orchid and he raised many beautiful ones when we were living in Laos. I’m looking forward to seeing next year’s blooms.