MOTHER NATURE'S HOLIDAY GIFT TO ME
Saturday, December 21, 2013
A couple of days ago I wrote about this plant basically saying there is my amazing Christmas cactus plant that I have had a few years. It once again is in bloom this year having only missed 2011 BUT it did bloom in time for my Leap Birthday February 29, 2012--that was strange. Now it is even stranger as in the past few days among the pink flowers some white ones have bloomed!
Just when you think you have everything figured out Mother Nature throws a curve ball at you. Last year I cut off a few pieces of the mother plant and potted them around the house. Most have continued to grow giving out green leaves but no flowers---until today!!! I was getting ready to water the plants when I noticed one of the odd potted plants had bloomed a white cactus flower!!
Why only this one boggles my mind but I have come to learn when it comes to her you just have to accept whatever Mother Nature throws your way and to just revel in what she bestows on you.
I know the northen half of the USA is having wild storms and will continue to while we have a high of 81 degress today! I really shouldn't gloat but she can change things around here in a minute. As it is we have not had a hurricane in 8 years so I really shouldn't tempt fate by saying "Don't you wish you were here where you could spend the day on the beach and take a swim in December?" I won't even think about it though I know when we start freezing here with temperatures in the 40s and 50s, for a night or two, you won't feel any empathy for us.
In any case I want to publicly thank Mother Nature for a beautiful day and surrounding my apartment with beautiful flowers and I wish you all a happy, warm, present filled Christmas holiday week!