November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Bloom.

I wonder if any of you recall my lovely Christmas Cactus. It has been in my possession for almost four years. Each November, its inner clock triggers it into a lovely bloom - it never fails.

This year is no exception.
Adorned by numerous pink flowers, the plant seems to be thriving, having survived the relocation and the fact that half of it perished in the summer, due to my own neglect.

I have recently realized it is also called Thanksgiving Cactus, which I think is a name much better fitting this enchanting plant, blooming with uncanny precision during the eleventh month, signalling in no uncertain terms that the Holiday Season is once more about to begin.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.


33 comments :

A Lady's Life said...

It looks quite beautiful Zuzana.
You are doing a good job keeping it alive and healthy :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

Happy Thanksgiving and that Cactus is lovely!

Susan Deborah said...

I, of course remember this cactus.

I am not American but still I receive your lovely wishes.

Let me leave you with a thanksgiving quote:

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Joy always,
Susan

Elizabeth said...

Despite the fact that we don't have the Thanksgiving tradition, we have lot to be grateful for and therefore I wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

Kath said...

Delightful!
I like the new photo you put up, that pretty blue blouse matches your pretty blue eyes!
Have a nice day sweetie x

ladyfi said...

What an amazing plant - so vibrant in the darkness of November!

Brian Miller said...

lovely. it is a nice bit of beauty to see each year. and thank you for the thanksgiving wishes. traveled down to Ts parents yesterday and surrounded by little kids. i might survive. smiles.

Sandi McBride said...

Yes, and you in return take such good care of her that she will continue to bloom for years!My grandmother had one for years...it took a 2 gallon pot in the end and everyone took a piece of her to start their own...I am sure we'll be seeing pictures of yours for years to come my friend!
Sandi

Jimi Ann said...

Found your blog through Everyday Gyaan, and am so happy I did. I like your philosophy that life is an adventure -- and enjoyed reading a bit about yours. (My husband's grandparent's came to Ellis Island from Czech Rep. AND I'm originally from NC. We're also studying The Netherlands and the North Sea in our homeschool.) Looking forward to exploring your blog more. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Zuzanna! So nice to hear from you.... I pop by from time to time to check in on you and your new life with a family of your own.. and I am just thrilled for you! thanks so much for stopping by to say hello!
xo
Deb

Lynne said...

I haven't heard it called that before. It is lovely when in flower, but I find it dull at other times which is a shame.

Ash said...

THAT is such a beautiful flower. And wow, what a colour. I could look at it all day!

Hilary said...

Very beautiful. I have only heard of it called a Christmas Cactus and the one that I had (a gift from my late mother in law) bloomed right around the yuletide season. It never bloomed so profusely though. Gorgeous.

latebloomerbuds said...

Gorgeous and so appropriate for both holidays! Let the games begin!!! Hugs, Margie

MarieHarmony said...

Very nice, love the colour and the name of this cactus!
Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Zuzana, and thanks for your visit and lovely comments always.

Sandy said...

Hi Zuzana! Your Thanksgiving cactus is just stunning! My Mom had a blooming cactus too many years ago. Thanks for the Happy Thanksgiving wishes. I don't know if you celebrate it since you left The States but I wish you the same. My mind is on Christmas...what I have to do...what order...etc. The sun is shining here today with no rain for a few days. We hope to get the exterior Christmas lights out this coming week before it gets colder here. Have a lovely day!

Kim said...

When I saw the photo of your Christmas Cactus, I had to take a double take! I thought it was the photo that I just took of mine! I think we shall call it the Thanksgiving Cactus~don't you agree? Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend!

Just_because_today said...

A colombian friend wishes you a season filled with reasons to give thannks

Just_because_today said...

and as you may have noticed in one of my recent posts, you have influenced me enough that now I notice the sky in my morning drives

sprinkles said...

I do remember seeing previous posts on your Christmas cactus! I also remember commenting on how pretty it was. And it still is so any neglectfulness on your part doesn't seem to have affected it too much.

I know you're not in the US but I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving too!

Mimi said...

Now that is a plant to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving dear Zuzana, whether you celebrate or not.
Lovely collage of the plant.

Betsy said...

It's just a beautiful as last year! I have one...it has stayed alive quiet nicely all year and I'm still hoping for some blooms any day!

It's Thanksgiving here, Zuzana, and I wanted to stop by and say that I'm thankful for you, dear. :) xo

Bossy Betty said...

So pretty! I love my Christmas cactus too. Thanks for the Thanksgiving Day wishes.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful cactus flowers, very lovely colors.

Steve E said...

What a neat idea...keep Christmas (Thanksgiving) cactus in a pot, to signal holidays approaching. I'll probably forget, and suddenly it is January again--grin! (Seriously.)

The Flower (photos)...beautiful.
Thank You!
PEACE!

Myrna R. said...

What a beautiful plant. I know gratitude is not something you reserve for just one day, so though I'm late for the holiday, have a great day filled with love.

Zuzu said...

I do remember it - and it's gorgeous once again this year, Zuzana! Such a lovely way to start the Holiday Season!
Happy weekend, my friend!
~ Zuzu

SandyCarlson said...

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! Your cactus is beautiful. My mom's blooms about now, too.

Shreya said...

Happy thanksgiving, beautiful pictures :)

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Angela Bell said...

Those plants are lovely.I inherited two pink ones from my husbands Granny and they are just starting to bloom now.When it is so dark this time of the year they are a beacon of hope ! lol Angela

Michael Manning said...

A beautiful plant, Zuzana! Have a terrific weekend with xoxo! ;)

adrielleroyale said...

It's so beautiful!! You're right, the Thanksgiving Cactus is much more fitting a name for it :)

steviewren said...

What a beautiful herald of the season!