We moved the orchids off the sunny patio to the back deck where they now sit beneath the shade of a live oak tree. Judging by the healthy growth they experienced this summer, as well as the parade of blooms they rewarded us with, I would say they are indeed very happy in their newfound spot. This is the best they have looked since we bought them!
Well, well, I'm out here working and sweating while Miss Mocha takes a break in the shade. I can't say that I blame her as it is a very warm day. She is, however, a great garden companion as she follows me wherever I go, taking an occassional break to pounce on a lizard or leaf moving in the breeze.