Orchids are not the easiest of things to grow apparently, but for a couple of years I had 4 plants of varying colours on my front windowsill, that bloomed regularly and lasted for ages when they did, with the minimum of interference from me. A bit of water now and then, a bit of orchid food now and then, and they were a happy little bunch. Then Storm & Skye came, and Storm, well, she was ill though we did not know it when we got her, and part of her illness made her eat strange things, like LP covers, knife handles, cat litter, paper, and orchid roots. So I moved my orchids upstairs, where the blooms eventually fell, and since then, never returned. After she died, I moved them back to the window ledge, and there they sit, watered, fed, but without their beautiful flowers. It’s been 7 months since Storm went and I keep hoping. Today I was in the supermarket and saw some Orchids at ridiculously low prices, so I bought one, in the hopes it will encourage the others, (OK that didn’t sound bonkers in my head at the time) and this evening when the sun came out and went down in the space of 10 minutes, it’s shadow was quite glorious.