Florida Hiatus

I was gone for just a week to be with my sister in Fort Lauderdale. Obviously the plants in my kitchen window were happy that I was gone. They celebrated by blooming.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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25 Responses to Florida Hiatus

  1. mrswrangler says:

    Very lovely. Have a good visit.

  2. murisopsis says:

    No they bloomed in anticipation of your return! They are saying “welcome home!”

    • Zakiah says:

      They surprised me.
      BTW, did you receive the recipes of Maah e khaliya that I sent you some weeks ago? Did you try making it?

      • Rupali says:

        Yes, I do but these days we all are staying at different places. I am just waiting for time when we get together. 🙂
        Haven’t I sent you message. Thanks once again.
        I am not successful with indoor plants. I gave up after many trials and thus your flowers made me happy.

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you for your response to my question. I hadn’t received any word about that from you, and I wondered if I had made a mistake in the email address. I am glad you have received that.
      Thank you for the words about the house plants. I am not as good as some of my friends, but love to take care of them. Can’t wait for spring to come and I can be outside in the real gardens.

  3. Your orchids are gorgeous. I’m chuckling at your observations that flowers seem to bloom better when we don’t keep an eye on them. I think that’s true!

    • Zakiah says:

      They did look as if they had put on a show. The window was full of blooms. The orchids are the miniature ones that Janet, (slmrt) had sent me after my MI in 2017. Sometimes the blooms are huge and in bunches, and this time they are like they really should be, small and delicate.

  4. Or maybe they wanted to put on a show when you return from vacation.

  5. They are so gorgeous! 🙂 I think, while you were away, they were saying, “It’s been so quiet for the past week. And where is that beautiful lady who waters us, talks to us, and takes care of us? Let’s peek out and see what’s going on.” 😀 And they peeked out just in time for your return home! 😉
    HUGS and hope you had a wonderful trip! 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      ha ha. The lady of the house was not doing too well. I developed severe bronchitis and laryngitis a day before we returned. So, the blooms in the kitchen window really perked me up. I did have a wonderful trip Carolyn. It was good to see my sister and her family.

  6. So pretty. Hope you had a blast.

  7. michnavs says:

    They were beautiful.

  8. slmret says:

    I’m so glad that the orchids and violets welcomed you home with such lovely flowers — and that the orchids cheered you so nicely when you weren’t feeling well (again)! I’m sorry not to have responded sooner — I’ve been in Santa Barbara visiting Tom and helping him get ready for radiation and immunotherapy!
    Love and hugs!

    • Zakiah says:

      I am sorry for this late response dear Janet. I have been under the weather with a bad cold and cough and it just kept hanging on. You should see how the flowers in the window are blooming.
      I knew you were in SB. Hope things are going very well for Tom. Please don’t stress yourself about his treatments. Both of you are in my thoughts.

      • slmret says:

        Do take care of yourself — and stay out of the way of the Coronavirus! I’m home now, doing things like voting (the day I came home), and pulling my tax stuff together (for an appointment today. Thanks for your good thoughts 🙂 !

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes. I voted early too. I love to go early to the court house and be done with voting. It is a rainy day today, and am staying inside.
      love and hugs to you.

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