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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Carmen Miranda says "Season's Greetings"

My holiday cactus (not sure if it's a Thanksgiving cactus or a Christmas cactus) started blooming right after Thanksgiving. So I thought I'd share some photos of it for a quick little Christmas Eve post.

Merry Christmas. Happy Hannukah. Happy Kwanzaa. Merry Chrismukkah. Happy Solstice. Happy Festivus.

You know what? Whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year, I hope you have a happy one.


  1. I don't think I can imagine a better pot for that plant, Alison! Have a thoroughly wonderful holiday!

  2. Oh my that pot is the color of the blooms...wishing you the magic of the season!

  3. Merry Christmas, Alison …and I hope you had a lovely Birthday !

  4. I know there is a difference, but I can never remember which one is which - Christmas or Thanksgiving. Regardless - that pot is pure perfection, and makes the Christmas debacle all the more fun! Hope you and Nigel have a great day, Alison!

  5. The same to you and Carmen, Alison!

  6. Hope your Christmas was as warm and bright as the blooms in Carmen's head!


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