Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

For years, I have been admiring my friend’s Christmas Cactus, which breaks out in bright red blooms every November. Last Christmas, she gave me a cactus that was full of pink blooms. We both wondered if it would ever bloom again. A couple of weeks ago, I notice buds on the leave. This is what the blooms look like when they have opened.

Friday Morning

Friday Morning

I hope everyone who celebrates it had a pleasant Thanksgiving yesterday. Ours was lovely, visiting family in Westminster, Colorado, though the thought that yesterday would have been my mother’s 81st birthday was always at the back of my mind.

Six Years Old

Six years ago, Rion was born in the foster care program of Pikes Peak Humane Society. Eight weeks later, on a cold December evening, he joined our family.Rion's First NightThis photo shows him on his first night with us, when he was rather apprehensive. However, within a day or so, he decided that Rion Rules! an attitude he has never lost.

 

On a clear day you can see forever