These orchids to my surprise are now in the third blossom. They have been always just standing at the kitchen window without receiving much care. They witnessed changes in the inside, as well was the environmental decay of Beijing outside the window. These plants are extremely robust. They don't even need water for weeks. But they always come back with flowers. And somehow they look like having a mild smile towards the ugly city. They watch the seasons pass, without being really part of them. That's as good as it can get in Beijing.