This old orchid hangs in the grapefruit tree. Every year it surprises me by blooming just before Thanksgiving when I bring it inside the screened in porch (lani, for Florida folks) and the flowers last until well after Christmas. It's almost like having an artificial flower. This is the second time I've painted it. First is below. The color changes with different lighting conditions. The recent painting was in full sun, backlit, my favorite way to paint flowers. The first was inside with the light hitting it from a window. I think this plant is at least ten years old and has survived tremendous neglect, although I've heard orchids do best that way. Wish it were the same with people.