Over the last few months something quite extraordinary has crept into our kitchen.
At first it began as a single green tendril feeling its way skyward from its broad leafy hideaway.
It soon bifurcated into two, then four, then eight before tiny little buds began to form on the viney green structure. The buds grew and then swelled into purple egg-like forms before finally bursting into wings and taking flight.
Our kitchen is now graced with six of these beautiful alien angels perched on their broad leafy home.
I now get why people love growing orchids.