All of December and most of January we had unusually warm temperatures and heavy rains. Then the end of January through all of February we had little to no rain and almost hot weather up here in the mountains. Just in time for carnival it started to rain again. This means that I have been cooped up in the house, going only out the kitchen door and to the garage. This week, on Monday, I went out in my small garden and found .... in a large pot right outside my patio doors this beautiful Orchid. Even if I’d not been paying attention Manuel has, this beauty was in a small pot in my green house, struggling to survive, and he put it into this large round pot and it now has 4 sprouts. It should continue to bloom and to give me moment of pure joy for the next month. My own Irish pot of gold. Thank you Manuel.