So it has now been four years since I have been observing this patch of helmet orchids (Corysanthes diemenica). The first time I saw it in 2011 was probably the best year. This year was not brilliant but it looked fairly good. 2013 was probably when I saw the least number of orchids flowering.
In 2011 I saw the most flowers in this patch.
In 2012, there were not many flowers out and is probably the least number of flowers I’ve seen at this patch.
In 2013, there were not many flowers but a lot of leaves were up.
So 2014 put in a fairly decent display. A lot of the plants that were up were flowering.
And here is a picture of the little helmet orchids (taken on my phone) when the sun decided to come out!