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© Karen Lynn Link, photos of Christmas Cactus

Greetings and Salutations,

Well, spring is here again. Planet earth has made another full trip around the sun. In my neck of the woods the signs of spring are quiet and tentative this year as if all things green are afraid of emerging too early and being caught in the freezing temperatures of March and April. Even the skies have seemed less blue and the sun is hiding behind the clouds, shy and demure, only peeking through when feeling brave.

After a walk around the backyard the signs of spring are there, if I looked hard enough. The birds are starting to nest. A downy woodpecker has made a home in a dead branch of our crabapple tree. A welcomed addition to the menagerie of creatures that already visit us. Tree buds are starting swell that will ultimately help feed the birds and squirrels after we have our fill of fruit.

The cyclamen at the base of our ash has finally started blooming in earnest. Only a few sleepy crocus have unfolded from their hibernation. Tulips, daffodils, and irises are just starting to appear in anticipation of the warmer weather to come.

The most interesting blossom of spring so far this year are the two blooms on my mom’s  Christmas cactus. The cactus usually blooms for Thanksgiving and is a welcomed sight then, but the additional flowers now are like a forgotten Christmas present just discovered in the back of the closet.

I hope all the surprises of spring are like the joys of a blooming Christmas cactus in March.

Take care and have a beautiful day,


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