Weather systems conspired to deliver us day after day of rain and moderate temperatures. *So, while everyone else was complaining. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] , I was happily moving the orchids outside [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img] . *They joined the Neps (highland) that had been out for a while (with a few return trips indoors). *For any windowsill growers hesitant to put orchids outside, trust me that they'll improve dramatically with just a few rainy days out there. *Put them in a shaded, sheltered spot and give them time to adjust to the great outdoors. *After a week or two, gradually move them to more exposed spots and let them have the light they want. *I hang most of them in trees. Few want full sun, of course.