Monday, February 7, 2011

late to the party...

"One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements."~
Marcelene Cox

Jane, the lovely hostess (is that the right title? proprietess?) of the blog had a really fun party last Monday, where everyone showed what they had blooming around the house. For reasons I can no longer remember (just too much going on at work, I think), I didn't join the fun that last week, but thought I would instead, do it today.

The first bloom on my Christmas Cactus.  A friend gave me a little cutting last spring and it's grown fast.  I wasn't sure it would bloom this year, but am happy to see it did.  It looks a little washed out, but it is a beautiful salmon color with white stripes.  A lovely thing to see on such a dreary day as today was.

 And then there's this:

The Daffodils are up!  Spring can't be too far behind!

Here the flowers will be out in a matter of days!

 I think at Jane's next party I will be sporting some Daffodils.  In a little silver julep cup, perhaps? Come on Spring!


  1. I see green on the ground...that will be months for us around here!
    And your Christmas cactus is still blooming...lucky girl all around!

    See you at the party next week!
    Sarah xo

  2. hi karin,

    i'm loving your cactus and to bloom so fast. amazing. i was late to the party too. oh well. it was fun though.


  3. That's okay. I wasn't even invited to the party!

    So, so, so jealous that you have daffodils coming up. Beautiful xmas cactus. I've never seen that color.

  4. *sigh* what I wouldn't give to see daffodils in my yard right now.
    Unfortunately they would still be buried under 4 feet of snow...

  5. I'm so jealous you Christmas cactus is still blooming. Mine was absolutely beautiful, but all the blooms are now a memory (I did take a picture). I have so much coming up, but we have had such frigid temps I am afraid to go look. The are predicting 6" or above snow for us tomorrow morning. Oh my!