Sunday, December 6, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ Christmas Cactus

Second Advent Sunday and my Christmas Cactus has
already been flowering for two weeks!


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It certainly brightens up the shadehouse
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with a wonderful burst of colour.
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This one candle was for the first Advent Sunday, today there
were two... my wonderful granddaughter baked us the cake.
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Enjoy the peace of this quiet time of contemplation and build
up to the main event.
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All photos enlarge with a single click.
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To see many more flowers, click on the Logo.
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Thanks to the TODAY'S FLOWERS team for hosting this lovely meme.

26 comments:

  1. What beautiful blossoms on the Christmas cactus!!

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  2. My Christmas cactus is just coming into bud Arija. I am afraid to say that I have really neglected it this year - often forgetting to water it for weeks - but it has really come up well with masses of buds, as though it thrives on jeglext.
    That lovely cake on the pretty cloth - altogether a work of art. Enjoy eating it.

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  3. Beautiful pie! Beautiful cactus blooms and roses too.

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  4. Your Christmas cactus is stunning! And your cake looks delicious! Would have been nice to my coffee right now! :)

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  5. I love these. I used to have one, but moving 4 times in 3 years kinda did me in!

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  6. lovely cactus!! mine is blooming too...but it don't have that wonderful colour as yours

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  7. They certainly are beautiful and full. The closeup is gorgeous!
    What a lovely little vignette on the table! The top of the pie is so intricate. Your granddaughter did a wonderful job. I bet is tasted heavenly.

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  8. The flowering Christmas cactus is stunning. Although I have a black thumb I enjoy the ones that friends have.
    That cake your grandaughter baked in a work of art, as the table setting. Hope no possums mess it up. They wouldn't leave hungry. ;-)

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  9. Your Christmas cactus is beautiful and doing much better than mine is. But mine does have buds, I'll give it that. LOL

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  10. Mine are blooming too, so lovely to see.

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  11. May peace fill your heart this 2nd Advent Sunday Arija.

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  12. A beautiful Christmas cactus my friend, as are the flowers in your other photo. A beautifully composed shot with the candle, the flowers and your granddaughter's baking. Her cake is the prettiest one I have ever seen.

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  13. What a gorgeous Christmas cactus. Thanks for sharing such beauty...very festive for the holidays.

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  14. I've never seen such large blooms on a Christmas cactus before! You have the magic touch, Arija. And that cake is truly too beautiful to eat.

    Oh my GOODNESS! You caught another possum, and what awful things it left behind for you. I must say, it's much cuter than the ugly white faced ones we have here in America. I'm glad it's gone, but just how are they getting in?!

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  15. Those blossoms are beautiful. Wish I could grow some.

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  16. Your Christmas Cactus is gorgeous. So much different from mine. your flowers are more rounded. What a nice touch, and what a beautiful cake. Your Granddaughter has wonderful talent.
    B.

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  17. Nice! Our Christmas Cactus blooms reliably each spring (about Easter time), but sometimes we luck out in December. No buds yet, though, so I'll just enjoy yours.

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  18. Beautiful flower, I saw in a house near my school, I almost knocked on the door if I can take a photo. Now I don't have too.

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  19. Wonderful cactus flowers.
    Great shots. Love the cake too.
    Did you bake this "Kunstwerk"?
    LG Gisela

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  20. Awesome flower. The Christmas cactus flower looks wonderful. I have never seen anything like it.

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  21. our Christmas Cactus is just so beautiful, covered in lovely flowers.

    I think your right about my Reflexology lady, I do think she used some Raiki Healing I could feel the benefit when she did.

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  22. What an incredible cactus flower!!! Perfect to accompany the incredible cake!

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