Friday, January 18, 2019

Nature Friday

We are joining Arty today for Nature Friday~

The Christmas cactus was mom's Christmas gift from my sissy last year.   It had buds on it but the buds fell off and it never bloomed.    Surprisingly, mom has kept it alive for an entire year and the plant is rewarding her with beautiful flowers!
  There is more than one bud on the plant but this is the only open blossom at the moment.
  Mom bought this cyclamen at the grocery store.   It was on sale and she figured that it would add some cheer to the winter days ahead~
Today would have been gram's 87th birthday.   Great-gram and gram had Dachshunds and Irish Setters always.  Those breeds were the favorites with both of them.  Mom doesn't know the Doxie's name but the Irish Setter is Lady.

Happy Friday, everybuddy~
Love ya lots♥


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I adore zygocactus - I always had them but since coming to the Hutch, I haven't. I must look for one. Contrarily, I never had cyclamen (somehow never managed to keep them alive), but my neighbour gave me one this Christmas and it is exactly this colour! So far so good... (You can see it on Thursday's post) Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

easyweimaraner said...

happy heavenly birthday to your grandma... we love the cactus... our is still laive but just green ;O)

My Mind's Eye said...

Happy Heavenly birthday to your very talented Grandma Molly.
We still recall all her lovely handwork and now we know she had a love for pups too.
Your Mom has a green thumb that cactus looks very happy
Hugs Cecilia

Bouncing Bertie said...

In our part of the world, Irish setters (like wire fox terriers) have rather gone out of fashion. My aunt had a beautiful Irish setter called Copper, renowned in the family for his extreme hyperactive tendencies!
Love the flowers today - a welcome burst of colour on a grey day.
Cheers, Gail.
PS Don't tell Bertie I said he's "out of fashion...."

Millie and Walter said...

How nice it is to have flowers blooming inside for the winter. Those Christmas cactus can be very finicky so you are lucky to have it blooming.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Dad had an Irish setter as his big brother. These days, it's tough to find this breed any more.

What a pretty flower! My ghostwriter says she cannot grow anything indoors. Not even an air plant!

Zoolatry said...

My favorite aunt 'n' uncle had a beautiful Irish setter ... when I was growing up I loved to visit them, just to play with her. It seemed that her furs simply glowed!
Hi Molly ... you have a lovely glow, too!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Love your Christmas cactus. SHE kills most things, so SHE's impressed at how long the flowerless plant has lived!

Jacobi said...

Our Christmas cactus never blooms! You must have a special house!

It is nice to know that our people's people had Dogs too, isn't it?


Jacobi said...

Pee Ess There is never anything as Too Much Ball. Just sayin'.

GranthamLynn said...

Pretty cheerful flowers.

LBJ said...

Pretty flowers. My Dad has a Christmas Cactus that is almost 80 years old, my Grandmother Gullikson first getting it. It's huge. Before he went into nursing care, he gave it to my cousin who will treasure it (Dad knows I can kill a plant with just one look).

Idaho PugRanch said...

How nice that the Christmas cactus bloomed to give you some pretty color
Hazel & Mabel

The Gang at LLB said...

What beautiful flowers to keep things cheerful during the chilly winter!

Rosy, Jakey & Arty

Ruby said...

Ma's cactus only got a few blooms this Christmas, butts a couple of months ago it was goin' kerazy!
Sendin' your Angel Gram hugs and slobbery kisses on her Burthday Molly ♥
Ruby ♥

My GBGV Life said...

We had a really nice big Christmas Cactus that had flowers every year, but cat bro Bert ate it and ate it until it was totally dead. Cats are trouble!

The Army of Four said...

We love that Christmas cactus! So bold!
Cam and Mags

jank1961 said...

What a special old photo, and such pretty flowers!
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

Susie said...

What a lovely colour your cacti is, I am sure it will have more flowers on and the cyclamen is so pretty, we have some white ones in our tubs outside. We love the Wooly Airedales especially the one leaving, just like Treacle. Hugs, Susie xx