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.
Oh wow. The stamens on the top one look to be pink like the ones I featured but the bottom ones are indeed red.ReplyDelete
I adore your red cymbidium too - the only one I have ever coaxed into flowering and reflowering is a greeny-brown.
I LOVE that Christmas cactus.Yes,life is all too short,so we need to make each day count.ReplyDelete
Hi Arija...The Cactus put forth some gorgeous blooms, and that Cymbidium I just love !!ReplyDelete
A very true statement...ones never knows what each minute is going to bring!!
good advice, dear one. the christmas cactus always remind me of my mother who grew several.ReplyDelete
I love the Christmas cactus, too, Arija!! Enjoy everything while we can is how I've always tried to live and the older I get the harder I try!! Enjoy the moment!! Hope you have a good week ahead!ReplyDelete
I love the light in those photos of the Christmas cactus!!! And the photo in the next post as well!! Hope your health troubles get straightened out easily!!!ReplyDelete
Wonderfully put:) The Christmas Cactus is one of my favorites. For me, it will bloom twice a year. Pretty hardy plant to have around.ReplyDelete
The Christmas cactus reminds me of my Mom also as she always had the best luck with blooming. You are right on. Life is short, enjoy every day and thing to the fullest. Be well.ReplyDelete
orchids and cactus flowers, entirely beautiful!ReplyDelete
lovely day to you~
My mother in law has a lot of these and they explode all at once. This reminds me of her. Sending love to you. xoxoReplyDelete
A good moral Arija, beautiful flowers and I'm happy you were able to take photos and share them here. Thank you my friend.ReplyDelete
Wow Arija ! what beautiful vibrant blooms ... SO Christmassy but alas, as you say they are now well and truly fried!ReplyDelete
the Christmas cactus is amazing! haven't seen this up close and personal before.:p love the orchids, too...ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Cacti and orchid flowers are my favourites. Well, Heliconia's too. :-)ReplyDelete
Arija, such beautiful blooms and such a brief life! Truer words were never spoken! I love Christmas Cactus. I use to have some but we move around so much that I gave them all away! They now live in all the states I use to live in, LOL! You'll know I've settled down when I buy a new Christmas Cactus!ReplyDelete
The post is showing flowers on Saturday week. Good postReplyDelete