“Miracles seldom occur in the lives of those who do not consider them possible” – Neale Donald Walsch
Welcome to the third week of my Christmas Cactus Countdown. This week ends with a funny little twist. As I share my christmas miracles with you this season, I hope it reminds you to notice the miracles around you as well. Please share your miracles with us in the comments. If you are just joining me for the Christmas Cactus Countdown, visit here and here to see the progress over the last few weeks.
Which one do you think is the largest bud? One, two, or three… vote in the comments.
Remember last week the cactus had twins. Well it has been really busy this week and now it has two sets of twins.
Here are the new twins:
I am loving the colors that these buds exhibit:
And Now for the TWIST:
It’s not a christmas cactus you say? You are right, that is Mrs. Christmas Cactus’ windowsill neighbor, Mr. Crown of Thorns. Mr. Crown of Thorns (I’m not sure why it is a he) was feeling a little jealous of Mrs. Christmas Cactus because of all the attention she was getting. So… he decided to show off a little too.
If you’ve never seen a crown of thorns plant bloom, here is what it should look like soon:
I won’t even attempt to show you what Miss African Violet is doing right now. She shows off all the time.
I hope you are enjoying the Countdown to bloom time. If you are, leave a message in the comments. Tell us what your plants are doing, share a story, or a tradition that you keep every year. Do you make gingerbread houses? Do you have a great recipe for mulling spices? Share away!
And now I leave you until next week with this picture that I took today. I was driving on a random street here in Omaha, Ne and noticed how beautiful the tree-line was, so I whipped my camera out of my purse and snapped this right through the windshield. (There were no people or other cars around, I promise!)