Saturday, 29 November 2014

Saturday 29th November - Flowering Cactus

I've been keeping an eye on my flowering cactus on the kitchen windowsill.

It had two or three flowers last November, and then - nothing. Until now.

This year is very different;



The first of the buds actually burst into bloom on my birthday;




Since then another couple of flowers have appeared. Such a delight - they are so bright and cheerful. I'm always amazed at how much flower seems to be folded up into such a tight bud. Why don't the petals all stick together in there? How do they to come out so smooth and shiny and uncreased? Seems miraculous.

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