LeConte Divide from Courtright Reservoir.
This one's in Joshua Tree. It doesn't look like much, but it's in a very cool spot. There's a canyon which you can follow from the lower elevation of Indian Cove up to the higher elevations of Hidden Valley ares etc. (I'm not talking about the boy scout trail.)
Anyway, if you're travelling up this canyon this graphic is placed facing you so you cannot miss it. It looks like a no trespassing sign to me, just due to its location and presentation. Of course I know nothing about these things, just an impression.
@ksolem Nice orchid shot.
What did you have it potted in? I "inherited" one from one of the nieces. Didn't know jack about caring for orchids at the time but I am the biologist in the family so the default "go to" for such. Was kind of doing okay for a few months there, even thru cooler winter temps. Repotted into some bark and moved upstairs and south facing side of the house. I also mist more than water directly. Seems to be a pretty happy camper these days.
Well first off it was a gift from an Iranian friend. He must have some serious Karma points, everything he touches turns to gold. So I had an advantage from the get go
Bigger pot than you think. Good potting soil. I use Dr. Earth for just about everything around. It seems to work well. My Mom was an orchid person, and said to mix in a little sand. I never did, prolly cuz' she told me too.
South facing window, lots of light, no direct sunlight. There are lots of orchid foods out there. I used one called Better Grow between blooms. I'd use about 1/2 the recommended dose.
Here's the tricky part. You need to trim the plant after it blooms. If you look on line you'll find enough different opinions on this to make you dizzy. What I did, and will do in the future, is to trim the flower stem back to the main trunk. Use a razor blade and cut at an angle. Lots of people suggest cutting way down near the base of the plant. I can't speak to that, but mine thrived by leaving the main trunk and just trimming the stem that held the flower.
You've heard the expression "Never cook with wine you wouldn't drink?" The same for watering your orchid. Tap water provided by a municipal water system contains chlorine, and sometimes fluoride. Water your plant with clean water. Spraying is good, water in the soil every few days is good. Be sure to leave a bit of the roots at the base of the plant out in the open. Stems will grow out of the roots and come up through the dirt, they look odd and unattractive. Leave them alone.