My Christmas cactus went crazy a good month before
Christmas - eighteen 6" diameter blooms with bright red
stamens lit up the shade house
singly, in pairs and quartets
Meanwhile below them, my red Cymbidium sported more
spikes than I could count.
Unfortunately, a week later, they were all fried in our
The moral of this story is: enjoy what you have,
when you have it.
Everything, including life, is here today and gone tomorrow.