I went to an orchid festival on Wednesday with my friend Alison. Here are three photographs of the flowers. Don’t be misled by the fact that this blog usually comes from Bangalore. The orchid festival is in London. It is taking place at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and has been extended until 10 March. So if you are reading this in wintry London, go to Kew Gardens and get your spirits lifted by the colours of these beautiful flowers.