Beginning in the new year, I’m going to try to up my game in the photography department. I’ve begun following a couple of photography blogs that host a variety of challenges in the hopes of improving my skills. How cool would it be to use my own images for book covers? I’m certainly not there yet! This week, however, I decided to start Foto Friday ahead of the new year. Not that this photo is anything special but, I am so pleased that my orchid bloomed, I just had to take a shot of it and show you. My gardening and plant-cultivating philosophy is mostly ‘survival of the fittest’ but with just a little more effort, I managed to bring my non-blooming orchid back to life after over a year of dormancy. And what could be more cheerful than flowers in the dead of winter? Voila!