Once I thought orchids only came in a corsage. Certainly they were not something you could live with everyday. That was then - this is now. You can buy orchids for a bragain price at the Safeway or spend UP at a florist.

I like to have them around - to watch the unfolding of the blossoms along a stem. They engage you. Then they reward you with such gorgeous color. That's one change I like about life today - I don't have to wait for a dance for an orchid - - - and then keep the soggy box with the wilting orchid in the refrigerator.

Should I ask if they were flown in - or grown locally? Would it help my carbon footprint if I walked to the Safeway to buy it? Are these the questions that will make a different in the long run?