Tuesday, December 13, 2011

44 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:

Indrani said...

Cheerful, colorful and lovely. :)

Sandee said...

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

Have a terrific day. :)

Tarasview said...

so pretty!

Verena said...

Very beautiful colour!

Shasher's LIfe said...

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

Brian said...

WOW! They sure are pretty!!!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

They are so pretty!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

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

Deb said...

Simply beautiful!

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

So pretty!

Tammi
My Organized Chaos

Art of RetroCollage said...

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

Trisha said...

Very pretty =)
Trisha @ MommaTandBabyE.com

Jennifer Leigh said...

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.

The Info Mouse said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!

alissa4illustration said...

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

Binky said...

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?

aquariann said...

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 -:¦:-

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

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! :)

Veronica Lee said...

Beautiful captures!

Happy Wednesday!

kewkew said...

Very pretty.

Lindsey@ snozberryz.com said...

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

Gramma 2 Many said...

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

Erika Price said...

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

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Kaye said...

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

Susan Adcox said...

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

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

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!

TerryLynn said...

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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blueviolet said...

That's a wonderful surprise! So beautiful!

AVCr8teur said...

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

Xmas Dolly said...

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.

DogsMom said...

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!

Smith of Male Enhancement said...

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

Tony McGurk said...

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.

Tony McGurk said...

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

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

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

Au and Target said...

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

StacieinAtlanta said...

I love that!

Satakieli said...

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

TheAL said...

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

Jacqueline @ Deeprootsathome.com said...

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

Whitney said...

So pretty and a beautiful color too.

LadyD said...

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