By Kim Charles


Cynthia Voigts shares a special Valentine tradition with us.

"It is usually cold, gray and snow covered in SW lower Michigan this time of year.  These orchids, which I have had for  5- 7 years, greet me each morning as they are located on a stone mantel in front of the bed.
It is a perfect location for them due to above sky lights and humidity from the nearby bath. The blooms last for months. They start blooming in November and usually continue their show thru April to May. Notice the "heart rocks" setting next to them.  My husband collected them when walking on the beach at Lake Michigan. I tell him he is not romantic...maybe I should re-think that!"

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