Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A bit of color

It will be another 6 weeks or so before we'll see the first blooms of spring. I do have a flower though. My Christmas cactus usually blooms sometimes in the winter. Usually it is covered with blooms. This year though, it isn't very happy. It is a very old plant. Maybe it's just tired. It seems to be sulking a bit, and a few of the buds fell off.

As a kid I always loved to see the films taken with time-lapsed cameras that showed the blossoms opening up within a few seconds.

I got the idea to take a photo of one of the blooms over several days as it swelled from just a tiny bit of pink at the end of the branch until it finally until it finally opened...

but naturally, half of the pictures didn't turn out

No matter, the plant has brightened the room quite a bit.

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