April may be the cruellest month according to TS Elliot, but February is certainly the coldest here in London. It’s basically the bleak mid-winter. The January sales are over and spring is infinitely far away it seems. That’s why the best activity to indulge your senses, transporting you to a tropical paradise with a superabundance of brilliant orchids and humidity to remind you of holidays past. This is the Orchid Festival 2018 at Kew Gardens. I haven’t missed one in six years. As I was with a dear friend, @blossomgudy, who paints masterful floral creations on silk, I didn’t take very many photos this year, but the company and chat were worth it. The visuals were enough to inspire us both, I think, at least until next year.