Some people claim that it’s difficult to grow orchids. I would never have attempted it, even though I do have a “green thumb”, a trait I inherited from my grandfather and his son, my father. This plant was given to us at the funeral home after our daughter, Justine was killed in a car accident nearly 2 years ago. It was in full bloom when we got it but I really didn’t believe there was much hope for it. To my huge surprise and joy it bloomed last winter and today I found this gorgeous flower. It had reached into the blinds and was blooming out of sight.