Monday, April 21, 2008

Our Blooming Cactus

Big news at our house this weekend...our lonely little cactus - which blooms once a year - bloomed! The blossom itself - which is amazingly beautiful - was made more amazing by the fact that it bloomed on my dad's birthday (it usually comes out every year on Sofia's birthday) and it had many blooms instead of the usual one.  All year long I try to get rid of this cactus - because of it's bulbous, prickly exterior. But every time it blooms, we fall in love all over again and decide to keep it around for a bit longer.  Maybe this year we'll even plant it in a proper terra cotta pot - instead of the plastic bucket it came in.  There was a lot of hollering and yelling as we all gathered round to enjoy nature's finest. Happy Birthday Dad!


molly said...

i think that might be the best bloomin' plant any of us own!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. I'm so happy to see you blogging. You have inspired me in many ways.

Anonymous said...

Great picture of it, Kaari!

And it was great that it bloomed on Dads' birthday.