Saturday, December 20, 2008

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ 10 Christmas

To ALL who visit here I wish a

With young Father Christmas
in training below

although in Australia we do not have snow
our hearts are as light
and our Christmases bright
with red and green wonders
that grow.

My Cactus had twenty one blooms this year
which made it to me abundantly clear
it needed to show itself far and near
for all to enjoy it who see or hear.

and lastly to give you a special treat,
my Christmas spider so bright and sweet
on Christmas lily he sits and waites
to be joined by his family, friends and mates.

This little Archnid looks vicious and frightful
he doesn't bite or sting and is quite delightful.

To Luiz Santilly Jr., Denise B. Castro and Laerte Pupo
we all owe thanks for providing us with this venue to
show our flowers and plants.

Happy holidays to all!


  1. My cactus just bloomed itself out, but was surely a bright spot in our kitchen for weeks!

    A joyous and beautiful Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Beautiful post! Your catus blooms are lovely!

  3. Ja die Blüten der epiphytischen Kakteen sind wunderbar. Ich mag die kräftigen roten Farben.
    Vielleicht werde ich im nächsten Jahr auch an der Blumenrunde teilnehmen.
    Liebe Grüsse Hartmut

  4. Beautiful greeting and also most lovely flowers.22 flowers,wow,this must look spectacular.

  5. Arija, as always a wonderful combination of images and prose.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  6. Thank you for the nice comment:)

    What a lovely post you have today! It put me right into Christmas spirit:)

    Happy Christmas to you too:)

    Christmas-hug from Pernille:)

  7. lovely cactus blooms. It's not very often that i see those here:) Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Thanks for showing your part of the world! Australian flowers are always very beautiful and different from ours. Even some of your spiders are different. Thanks for visiting. No, the ducks were not meant for dinner. I thought it interesting to see if they were really brave enough to come inside.

  9. what wonderful colours..goes with the festive season..happy Christmas to you

  10. beautiful ornaments for Christmas.
    hope that the spirit of Christmas is present every day of the year in their home, bringing peace and harmony to your family.
    Hugs, Denise

  11. really wonderful red flower! really wonderful Christmas!

  12. That is really beautiful... I mean the flower. :)

  13. Beautiful petals on your flower.

    As for snow, right now I'd like to be in your sunny warm climate as here there is a foot of snow and frigid temperatures.

    May you have a wonderful Christmas with friends and family, and a healthy and prosperous New Year.


  14. Arija, a very happy Christmas to you. You have posted beautiful Christmas colours and Santa in training is cute.

  15. I love both Santas and the beautiful flowers..sorry that my link got lost. I guess I should have let people know..I always sign off with it....Happy Holidays....

  16. perfect Christmas red photos.....

    A Merry Christmas to you and your family,

    Gill in Canada

  17. Your cactus blooms are spectacular...
    Merry Christmas from Portugal

  18. Beautiful flowers!
    Happy holiday.

  19. Great post and I love the young Santa!

  20. loved your post...your christmas cactus is beautiful. and the little spider is so cute...for a spider and so colorful.
    happy holidays.

  21. loved your post...your christmas cactus is beautiful. and the little spider is so cute...for a spider and so colorful.
    happy holidays.

  22. Exquisite! Happy Christmas to you too!

  23. Wonderful post and great pictures including Santa Claus!!
    Yes, we got a lot of snow and available free of charge;)
    Have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year!
    - Cheers from Canada.

  24. Arija: What a fun post. Did that training Santa steal your beard? LOL I love your flower photos.

    We will be posting for My World Tuesday today.

  25. Great shots! I love the spider, it looks very neat. Beautiful Christmas cactus.

  26. Great photos and delightful verse. Merry Christmas from California.

  27. What a wonderful Christmas gift is the red flowering cactus. I don't know how it happened we have the same blog name but I know mine is in Caps so that could be the problem. If you like I will see if I can change my name. Thank you for your comments on my blog. Seeing I am a newbie it has been encouraging that someone sees the flowers I put there! Have a good Christmas and seeing we live in the same state hopefully the weather will not be too hot.

  28. Most lovely pictures of the cactus blooms! Great! Super!

  29. In Australia you have a beautiful, colorful Christmas.

    Merry Christmas

  30. Such brilliant beauty to brighten the cold up here in canada.. thank you.. and I love the precious little spider.. My son max would ahve the house filled with spiders if they were round about during the winter.. I like spiders too, so I don't mind...


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