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Friday, November 9, 2012



When it is cold and frosty out and no other blooms around it is nice to have my Christmas cactus in full bloom ! I have two of them .


This Christmas cactus has been around for a long time and yet blooms twice a year with its beauty ! Such perfection has these flowers !


I have a younger Christmas cactus that is just starting to bud but will blooming very soon , it has white and pink flowers !


This morning is frosty again , there was a hint of sun rise over the valley and even fog in the valley but now it is a slight overcast   ,  I see openings in the cloud where the sun is trying it’s hardest to shine through the frost is still hanging on and it looks pretty as it forms and sticks to everything !

The weekend is to warm up with sun and cloud . The weather has been very strange everywhere ! Climates are changing all over the world as the scientists predicted this years ago !

                                 Until next time , hope you all have a good weekend !

                                              Country Gal


Gail said...

Wow!!! Marcy can do this. I, on the other hand, buy one while it's blooming and then proceed to almost killing it. Before it dies I give it to Marcy and the plant dances with glee and blooms for her again.

Mother told me to put them in the dark for a month and then bring them out. It never worked for me.

Jane and Chris said...

I crave colour at this time of the year. We are cloudy and rainy until Sunday...but Sunday is due to be 14C!
Jane x

Red Gate Farm said...

My Christmas Cactus has just tiny little buds... I know the holidays are coming when I see those little buds :)


grammie g said...

Hi Elaine...One of my favorite plants, your's is lovely, and cheery!!
My Grandma had one that set in the living room in a dark corner! It was in a huge metal dishpan on a high round stand!! The plant was at least 4 ft long and every Christmas is was gorgeous!! We was not allowed to go near it : ) LOL!!
Have a great weekend

Crystal said...

I got a Christmas Cactus last winter and it has not bloomed for me yet, I think we took it home on too cold a day, so I am hoping to see something this winter

DeniseinVA said...

Sounds like you are going to have a lovely weekend. These photos are gorgeous! These were one of my mother's favorite flowers. I always think of her when I see them. Have a great day my friend :)

Buttons said...

Oh they are so pretty I love Christmas cactus I have killed many over the years I obviously do not have that special touch my Grandmother and Mom had and have. B

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, beautiful Christmas cactus.......mine also are in bloom, so pretty,,,,,,Blessings Francine.

Are We There Yet! said...

Oh what a beautiful Christmas Cactus. I used to have one that was salmon colored and would bloom all year long. Not sure what I did to make that happen.

Faye Henry said...

Your cactus are beautiful.. Mine only has one bloom so far ..
We had a bit of sun today after a lot of rain and a bit warmer..
Have a great weekend, sweet friend..

Gone Country said...

Pretty Christmas cacti! Mine aren't blooming yet. It's still been too warm here.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

We have snow, it's our first real snow here!!!

Lots of it too.

Love your Christmas cactus, we always had them in our house when we were growing up, and now too.


Pat said...

I used to have Christmas cactus. They are really beautiful. I just love the lighting in the first shot. Awesome shot!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your Christmas cactus are lovely! I enjoy mine too which survive despite my neglect.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend--Its warm here and is feeling more like spring.

Modern Mom said...

These are lovely!

Red Spines

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your christmas cactus is beautiful. I miss mine, when I moved that year, I gave it to my mother. Ni ma craving for another one this year.

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