Monday, January 23, 2012

January Cactus?

While watering my plants this morning I noticed that my pink Christmas Cactus is in bloom. 

This was the cactus that got knocked off its perch and crashed to the ground last year.  Almost every piece, buds and all, broke off.  I almost cried!  But I collected myself and then |I collected all of the broken pieces.  I planted them in a new pot with some fresh soil.  They have been growing there the whole year and now they are rewarding me with some much needed colour. 

We're having a dreary day.  It has been raining on and off all day.  The little bit of snow we had is gone again.  It's as if the colour has gone from the world, so I am glad there is a little bit of it in my solarium.

Guild meeting tonight.  I am getting cabin fever, so I am looking forward to going out this evening.

And here is a picture of Mimi that I took a couple of days ago.  She refused to look at me when she saw my camera.  We are still not the best of buddies after all of the eye drops, pills, water and food I have had to give her in the past couple of weeks.  I am trying to gain back some of her trust of me, so I didn't remove the eye crud,  but she definitely is feeling better.


Exuberant Color said...

Your bit of color brightened my day too! Did you plant all of the pieces back in the same pot?

Terry said...

Your cactus is so pretty! I've had mine bloom any time from November through March, just depending on their mood! LOL

Donna said...

So glad Mimi is feeling better.

Vicki said...

Your Christmas cactus is so cheery on such a dreary rainy day. I'm glad that Mimi is feling better, I'll keep sending positive thoughts. I hope your guild meeting was interesting.

Pat said...

I'm glad Mimi is doing better. Your cactus is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mimi,
So glad to say Hello to you again.

And I love the beautiful cactus.
Added a bit of fertilizer to my drooping cactus leaves.


hakucho said...

Very good must have a green thumb :)

Reddirt Woman said...

Don't you just love Christmas cactus! You go along and water them and out of the blue what a reward they give you for all the love.

So glad MiMi is doing better. My oldest pup has gotten where she doesn't want to take a treat out of my hand after all the doctoring. If I put it on the floor, though, she will take it. It hurts my heart, the not quite trusting, but you have to do what is best for the babies... and she still cuddles up close at night.