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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

My Christmas cacti have been blooming for a few weeks now. Long ago they all became more likely to bloom for Thanksgiving than Christmas. And two or three (I have four) bloom in the summer as well.

This one puts on the biggest show by far. For some reason it only has blooms on one side this time, but it looks like more buds are forming on the other side. Maybe I needed to rotate it more.

And this white variety is fairly young but so pretty when it blooms.

We had to cancel our planned trip to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with Mike and Lindy as I still don't feel strong enough for that long of a trip. But we will drive a couple hours to Springfield, MO tomorrow to spend the day at the home of our youngest granddaughter, Caitlin, and her husband, Luke. Son Mark and his wife, Stephanie will be there as well and perhaps granddaughter, Ashley, and her sons Jeramiah and Maison.


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it's all about being thankful for family and our many blessings. Wishing the same to those who celebrate the day.




11 comments:

Barb said...

Love your catcus....

have a wonderful time with your daughter!!

karenfae said...

have a great time and glad to hear you are slowly getting your strength back and are well enough to travel at least the short distance.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Karen said...

The Christmas Cactus are beautiful. And the Annie Style Pilgrim dolls are something I have not seen before. Very cute.

Sherry said...

Love your Christmas Cactus.The girl I work with have a few and there bloming also there so pretty. We have our Thanksgiving in Oct. but I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and Thanks for being a great blogger friend. Wish Tom and Happy Thanksgiving for me. Enjoy.

Donna said...

Your cacti are beautiful, Mary. I hope you and Tom and the rest of the family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Chris said...

Hello Mary. So nice to visit your blog and to see your face on the picture. It is unbelievable how many quilts you made in such a short time!! I like the colors of the small quilt of Cindy, but also your blue one. Beautiful. I hope your health is getting better and better and I am looking forwards to recieve your siggies.

Annelies said...

Your cactus looks very beautiful Mary !

Lida said...

Wish you and your family a good Thanksgiving! Like your Christmas cactus, have a white one to! Like the dolls, they are very pretty, did you make them yourselves? Hope you have a very nice day, kind regards,
Lida

Jacquie said...

Your Christmas Cacti are as beutiful as ever. I am forever amazed that people can grow things - not my talent! Enjoy your time with Caitlin and family and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Crispy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Mary

Crispy

Micki said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and what cute Annie dolls!
Micki