I am new to this forum, and have perused it just a little bit. I like the polite tone, beautiful pictures, good advice and clean interface here. I have been growing orchids since I was 11 ( I am 30) and just moved to Berkeley, California from Honolulu, Hawai'i to be with my partner. I'll be here for a few years so I brought most of my small orchid collection with me and I just completed a large indoor vivarium for warm/intermediate growers and I am almost done with one outdoors for cool growers. Since I am in the cold Bay Area I'm excited to take advantage of the weather and have fun growing PNG Dendrobiums and Pleurothallids! Mr. Breeze will be pleased to know that Angraecoids have been my favourite group since I began. I used to get on the typewriter when I was in my early teens and correspond with Fred Hillerman. I also love Neofinetia. I have a flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/morabeza79/) but it doesn't have many orchid photos (yet). I am a botanist in training with a horticulture/landscape career background. I am passionate about conservation but also love growing things that inspire me. Besides orchids, I also love palms, bulbs, cycads and Hawaiian natives, among others. Looking forward to getting to know you all better.