It’s pretty much in full bloom, but despite all logic and reason, the red one is making new buds. These are the most blooming Christmas cacti ever!
The pink cactus is blooming up a storm. I think I got the color a little better today, maybe because the light was better yesterday when I took the pictures.
It was a bright but not sunny morning, which is good for portraits and pictures of plants, but not much fun when shooting outside.
Having just recovered from a major blooming of the scarlet Christmas Cactus, the pink one is coming into a heavy bloom of its own. Unlike the red one, it only threw a few flowers in season, but now it’s got a lot of buds, one flower fully in bloom and another about to burst for tomorrow.
Once I got to editing, cacti and other pointy things just went mad in my pointy brain! So here are some more square yet pointy, spiky, jagged pictures … and keep them away from your eyes! You could put your eye out with one of those pointy things!
Those are some amazing barbs, too. You get close to these and they hop right on to your pants legs. These are jumpers!
Not only spiky squares. Jagged, barbed, bristly, serrated, prickly, spiny, and pointy things and that’s certainly one of them.
It has been very springlike for the past couple of days, though it will be rather colder for the next few days. Probably because spring is actually coming and it always seems to get cold as the season technically arrives.
This is more or less normal in this part of the country. It’s usually in the low or mid-40s as we slide into spring. It’s not uncommon to get a few inches of snow in April, too.
Wet snow that feels slushy even as it falls, mind you. I need the snow to go away because I need to replace our mailbox. They will not deliver mail until we replace the box
And I absolutely have to fix our chimney. It has been a seriously windy, stormy year. The chimney wasn’t in good shape before all the storms. It’s worse now and I don’t know how much worse. I have to get someone up there to see how bad it is and deal with it. A collapsed chimney is a big, expensive problem. Summer doesn’t last very long. We need to get to fixing things before we are into next winter.
I have to remember it’s not only spiky squares. I have to look for other things, like jagged, barbed, bristly, serrated, prickly, spiny, and pointy things.
I think the big one is nearing the end of its run, but I noticed today that the smaller one is full of buds too. So maybe we’re going to have a few more weeks of flowers.
I assume they will be pink rather than red, but sometimes the pink one has red flowers.
I have no idea why.
I’ve been dealing with snow and birds and hungry squirrels, but today I took a look at the cactus and I was actually impressed. I’ve had this cactus for more than a decade and never has it bloomed like this. It has always bloomed, but never fully. Never so many flowers and buds.
It looks absolutely beautiful against the snow on the deck. I’ve been trying to get a good picture of it, but the light coming in from the door does strange things to the flowers and their colors.
I think these two are the best of today’s bunch!