Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Cactus

Many many moons ago, a friend gave me a small baby Christmas cactus that came in a plastic square container. She probably thought I couldn't keep it alive past January. I thought the same.

Well, I proved both of us wrong!

SEVEN years later and counting, the cactus has morphed into something healthier and bigger! Under Luke's care, of course. :P

And every year, around this time, the cactus blooms red flowers. Just in time for the holidays, just when we need a splash of color around the house.

This year, it's blooming extra bright. I think it's because of Miracle.

5 comments:

  1. :) I think you are right - Miracle is still around sharing your world and making it beautiful.

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  2. yup, his soul is long gone, but his shell continues to live on within the soil and stems and blossoms of this little plant. merry xmas Miracle.

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  3. Oh I just realized you changed the picture for this post. I think this shot is beautiful.

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  4. Intense Guy - I agree!

    Gone Fishing - yup, Merry Xmas Miracle.

    Dorkys - Thanks! That was a bad picture before and I couldn't stand it.

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  5. No way! you guys are so amazing with plants! Dan and I recently gave away or killed our last cacti and plants we got when first married,even the lucky bamboo Fei gave my sister before her surgery in 2005, but I bought the kids a Chia herb garden for Christmas, which we played with and planted together. I think it's going to grow... Have a fabulous time in Jamaica. Happy New Year!

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