Cactus

christmas cactus

Buds are appearing on my Christmas cactus. Soon I’ll have a bedroom full of blooms like this one from last year. Everyone should have a Christmas cactus to bring them cheer in the darkest months of the year when Spring is still a distant memory and nights are long and cold.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “cactus” or on some topic suggested by the image.

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2 Responses to Cactus

  1. Claire says:

    She loved her cactus. Low maintenance, easy to care for; just what she needed in her life right now–simple, non-complicated things. These type of succulents were quite independent, much like a cat, and its sharp thorns gave the impression that they were very capable of taking care of themselves in case of mistreatment. She associated with her cactus–tender on the inside, but thorny on the outside. She liked that.

  2. Pax Maghacot says:

    The fifty words describe hope, anticipate a change of mood brought about by the flowering of the cactus. And to label it “Christmas cactus” fills the page with a picture so different from the hackneyed image of a cactus standing alone in the hot desert sands. This intro could lead to a story of a resurrection of the human spirit.

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