Thank you everyone for your comments and concern. Unfortunately I am on crutches permanently. I had a hip replacement surgery done in 2010 and for the first 6 months things were going okay except when I sat down I could feel the metal pushing against my muscle and then one day when I was walking our dogs and I was using 2 canes and it became so painful that I could not walk without crutches. At the same time I was also diagnosed with Severe Osteoporosis and they found two vertebrae with compression fractures that just added to the problem. So for now it is crutches.
On to a happier topic. We have a tree in our backyard that looks more dead than alive but it is covered in different types of Orchids, Bromeliads, and Ferns.
This week we noticed that one bunch of the orchids were going to bloom so this is how they looked the first day.
On the second day they opened and looked amazing, but the next day all the blooms had died. Oh well they were pretty while they lasted.