Thursday, January 07, 2010


This is not a very exciting picture,
but on a gray, dull day
finding my Christmas cactus blooming
makes everything a bit more colorful.
Enlarging the photo will show more of the flowers' detail.
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John Roberts said...

Interesting perspective! My wife has not had much luck with her Christmas cactus for two years now.

Sunny said...

I like the angle that you took the picture.
My Christmas cactus didn't bloom at Christmas, it seems to have a mind of its own.
Sunny :)

Wanda said...

I've never had a Christmas Cactus. It's on my list to get this year.

I like the composition..even on a dull dark day.

Olivier said...

tres belle composition, elle est superbe cette fleur rouge et elle constraste bien avec le reste de la photo

She Writes said...

I love the sight of a flower in winter!

Pequete said...

I actually like it: the composition and the fact that it looks like a splash of colour in an otherwise almost black and white photograph.

mrsnesbitt said...

My mum had the most wonderful Christmas Cactus which sadly I did not have a gift for it;s growth! Lovely pink on such a cold period!

Hilary said...

My late Mother in law loved these plants and had several. They were always in full bloom by Christmas. I think I need to get one for myself. They're so lovley. That's a wonderful perspective.

Anonymous said...

I feel same way today, when I look at my blooming Christmas cactus Sue.
We have something shared in the opposite side of the world. ( yes, we share also familyfeelings, I know.)

Mike said...

Great to see... I love these :)

Amy said...

I clicked on the photo and rec'd a nice surprise. Love the contrast of color and texture in this photo - good one!

Sandra said...

a beautiful flower. Our front porch has 6 blooming Christmas cactus on it. they have been blooming since the week before Christmas and sadly now the blooms are starting to fall. but they are wonderful while they bloom

Mike Simmons said...

Very nice photo. I agree that the slight color adds to it.

lc said...

I love Christmas cactus and loved your photo, especially the mood-lifting color and the subtle reflection of the bloom on the pot. A brief visit to the Sibley garden center at Calloway Gardens in Georgia in November bowled me over with their display of multitudes of white Christmas cactus planted like bedding plants. Thanks for sharing.

MedaM said...

The flower looks really lovely. It is even more beautiful when the photo is enlarged.

Dave said...

An unusual photo angle Sue. Did you know that these are very easy to grow from leaf-segment cuttings? Just break off a leaf segment and plant it into some potting mix. They are very hardy too. Don't water too much.

Shammickite said...

I used to have a gorgeous very pale pink Christmas cactus, and every summer I'd leave it outside in the garden, and bring it in the house around October, and it would be chock full of blooms at Christmas. Then one fall I forgot to bring it in..... R.I.P. my lovely christmas Cactus.

Beverly said...

I love your photo.

Dsole said...

Sue, happy new year!
I think your photo is hopeful! very nice :)

Kansas Bob said...

A blooming Christmas Cactus.. how cool is that?

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Ann said...

Is this flower related to my mid night glory?

except it is pink here, I think is a member of succulent family.

Merisi said...

Now that is a show stopper! :-)