I took pics early, so they'll definitely go up soon. It's a really pretty specimen. We're waiting for the fragrance, but we're both congested.....

The ammonium biflouride is the nasty part of anodizing, and the sodium hydroxide. It's something to definitely us a respirator with.

I love jewel orchids, almost picked one up, too. The Soph cernua and Psygmorchis pusilla were calling my name. I'm a sucker for minis. Almost went for a Bulbophyllum, too. I'm lucky I was paid for a sculpture last week, so I could afford to splurge.

I'll have to see photos of those! The woman in VA was back this year. Her miniature sculpture have really improved, but still not as impressive as Supratta's.