Diana Raab
4 min readApr 3, 2024

My Love Affair With Orchids

From Annette (Pixaby)

My love affair with orchids began the day I received my first phaleonopsis from my brother-in-law, David, a flower grower who just last week passed away at the young age of sixty-two. I miss him so much and will never forget our encounter over orchids.

He kissed me on the cheek and said, “Now don’t kill it!”

His comment, made more than twenty years ago was part joke, part warning. I’d been the laughing…

Diana Raab

Award-winning author/poet/blogger. Speaks and writes on writing for healing & transformation. Visit: dianaraab.com