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♥


  1. 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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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...."

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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?


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

  11. 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).

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

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

    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  14. 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 ♥

  15. 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!

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

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

  18. 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