Sunday, February 27, 2011

Late Winter Color

It's the end of February already and today was warm and not quite as gray as it has been.  The dogs enjoyed a fast paced game of chase the glowball this afternoon and are now nicely tuckered out.

It's been pretty dull around here for the last couple weeks. It's been cold and windy and very little sunshine. Since the snow melted it hasn't been very pretty outside.
Inside is a different matter. My two Christmas Cactus flowered normally for Christmas. Then they took a little rest for about a month and now, suddenly they are both covered with flowers. These are the most flowers either plant has ever had.
I don't know what made them bloom, but it  certainly is nice to see the bright spots of color in the dining room.
I love the color of the flowers on this plant. They're sort of peachy with a purple cast.

Soon we should start seeing some spring color outside, too. Are you seeing any signs of Spring in your area? 


Two French Bulldogs said...

Purrty, we needto see some spring too
Benny & Lily

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh yes, fog and thunderstorms:( AND lots and lots of MUD!!!

Seriously, your cacti are beautiful. Ours bloomed in January but didn't last as long as they have in past seasons. The orchids are starting to bloom inside. We will have to get the Momster to post a pic of them.

We think some storms may be headed your way tonight - hope not, but get ready.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Tracy said...

I love the Christmas cactus'...very lovely! Ummm, I don't want to brag or anything but our daffodils, cherry blossoms and crocus are blooming and buds are on the trees. In addition, we were at 81 degrees today and the sun was shing so bright...It was fantastic!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We really need some spring at the end of winter...But not the mud! :-)

Stella said...

Oh Yeah, the snow is about 10% less deep than it was. The wind chill factor is no longer 27 degrees below zero, but 15 below. Its way springy here!

Cheers and hugs,

Nanook of the North

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Today was our last day of Summer....not that the weather is too much cooler!

Love your cacti.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

SissySees said...

You mean other than the young copperhead I had to get Gretchen away from so I could kill it and toss it from the pen?


Lapdog Creations said...

All I see is white...... :)

Molly the Airedale said...

You Christmas cactus are gorgeous. Mom can't wait to see flowers - anything but snow, snow, snow!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Marjie said...

Well, I have some melted spots on my lawn. Does that count?

I had only one itty bitty bloom on my Christmas cactus this year. It was very sad.

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Wonderful pictures!
We just know Spring is coming... sometime soon!