Tuesday, December 13, 2011

bursting pink stars!


Here is is just about a week before the official calendar
start of winter, and what do my wandering eyes should appear...

  A surprise from an old family heirloom,
pretty pink buds...

 heirloom Christmas cactus
buds and blossoms starting to burst,
can you see the Christmas tree behind?

a star is born!
reflections in brass
as always, you may click on any of my photos to enlarge,
but please ask if you would like a copy

bursting pink stars all in glory

This family heirloom normally does not bloom at Christmas but usually around spring or Easter. Two years in a row it has delighted us. It looks looks like with many more flowers than last year ( to view a pic from last year here). 
What a beautiful gift before the arrival of snow to bury us,
as winter always does. 




until next time...

Did you enjoy my bursting pink stars?
Do you have any of your own?




44 comments:

  1. Cheerful, colorful and lovely. :)

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  2. Very nice. I love anything that blooms at or near Christmastime. Enjoy.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  3. Very beautiful colour!

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  4. my mom had one of those plants when I was growing up. so beautiful in the winter time.

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  5. WOW! They sure are pretty!!!

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  6. What a beatuiful blessing of color to brighten up dreary cold days of winter.

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  7. Simply beautiful!

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  8. Lovely Christmas cactus! Wish I didn't have a brown thumb....Thanks very much for sharing, & have a blossoming WW.....

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  9. So many blooms! My mom gets jealous b/c I have a baby she grew off hers a few years ago. It's super small but produces one flower every December and hers that it came from never does.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful photos!

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  11. My parents get many blooms on theirs. We haven't been as lucky.

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  12. Do you have to put it in the dark for a while to make it bloom, or does it make its flowers without any help?

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  13. It's a Christmas miracle!! What pretty blooms. I was in Myrtle Beach last week and was happy to see flowers again. They're all hibernating in Delaware.

    -:¦:- WW: Polar Pathway at Christmas Town -:¦:-

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  14. What a gorgeous surprise! If anyone would have flowers in bloom right before Christmas, it would definitely be you! lol
    Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up, Grammy Mousetails. Have a great day! :)

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  15. Beautiful captures!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  16. Gorgeous... I wish I had a green thumb!!!

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  17. Very pretty. Mine is blooming too. It is not as large a plant as yours though.

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  18. What beautiful images - and perfect timing for the flowers to appear!

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  19. Good morning!
    I’ve got a page I’ve put together devoted to hops, challenges, and memes for every day of the week! The link to that page is under my header. http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/. If your Wordless Wednesday is a regular feature, let me know & I can include it on the list!

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  20. Oh, so pretty! Have a wonderful week! My WW is HERE

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  21. Very beautiful! I've killed several Christmas cactuses, so I think it's best that I just enjoy them in photos!

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  22. I absolutely love those. When I was a teenager I had one in my bedroom...it takes a while to bloom but when it does it is soooooo worth it!

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  23. TerryLynn9:13 AM

    Hi sis, I have a smaller one that is blooming it's little heart out to right now :) just in time for Christmas, and yes, they do look like precious beautiful stars!!!

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  25. That's a wonderful surprise! So beautiful!

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  26. What a lovely surprise again. Perfect colors for the holidays.

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  27. Thanks for stopping by & your kind words. First my dear cousin right before Thanksgiving & now my brother's wife & it was a real shock. I just saw her at the funeral & she was fine. She's my age too. Well, she's with my brother now arm & arm. God bless them both. I'm really down right now - sorry. I hope I can get caught up with my blog. I'm so behind.

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  28. So many options on your blog - email here or there, subscribe to this or that, stumble, digg, and more!
    What beautiful flowers. Two years in a row! Promise of good things for the coming year.

    Merry Christmas!

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  29. Wow... Such a wonderful flowers bloom. glad to see something like this.

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  30. Beautiful cactus flowers. They look a lot like the flowers I have on a bush in the yard & the name of it escapes me at the moment which is really annoying as I know what it is. Stupid ageing brain.

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  31. Oh now I remember. Fuschia, they look a lot like Fuschia flowers

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  32. So, so pretty. You must have a good green thumb...I'd kill 'em.:)

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  33. How lovely! That's my favourite colour too (fuchsia and purple and violet - love them all!). Great pics.

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  34. Beautiful, such a lovely surprised to have flowers at Christmas time!

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  35. Gorgeous color! Are they supposed to bloom this time of year? What a treat. :)

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  36. Faythe, do you feed your Christmas cactus? It is just beautiful. Mine has such little buds now, just forming! Hope you are feeling better!

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  37. So pretty and a beautiful color too.

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  38. What a lovely expression, wonderful color, so pretty. Merry Christmas!

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