As anyone that raises anything knows, every once in a while you have a "solid gold moment" with whatever it is you are raising. In my case, my passion is orchids. Every spring I watch and count the little "pinecones" that will produce beautiful cascades of little orchids, pale pink with an egg yolk center. This spring my Dendrobium Amabile Nobile produced fourteen (an all time record for it) buds. They started opening a couple of days ago. Today I brought it into the house where it is cooler and hopefully the blooms will last a bit longer. Isn't it beautiful???