Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Cactus

Christmas cactus1 2011

I took this picture this morning at my aunts house. Auntie's Thanksgiving cactus is huge. This photo is of just one side of the plant. Isn't my aunt's Thanksgiving cactus just beautiful?

I don't have much luck with cactus, because my cats think the dangling stems are for their amusement. I find stem pieces knocked off all the time here at home. When I am trying to root broken off stem pieces in water, the cats pull the stems out of the water, and I find the stems filled with puncture holes on the floor all mangled and dried out. Urgh!!! So, I have given up and just enjoy my aunts cactus. I've also given up on Spider plants as they don't fair any better than the cactus with the cats.

Thanksgiving cactus 11.2011 close up of the flowers

Here is a picture of the 2 stray kitties sitting on my back steps this morning.

Stray kitties 11.2011 on porch steps 

stray kitties 11.2011 on back porch steps.

Below: Tuffy in his favorite hiding place or at least he thinks he is hiding. Fluff Puff tears up the bags and Tuffy loves sleeping in them.

Tuffy kitty in a pink bag 11.2011

Tuffy kitty in a pink bag 11

I ran a few errands this morning, and I stopped at Joann Fabrics to see what I could use my 50% coupon on. I bought a huge cutting mat. Great deal instead of $70 I got it for $35. I just unrolled it and put it in back of my sewing cabinet to straighten out, as it had been rolled up.  I had a smaller cutting mat, but it wasn't long enough to work with bigger pieces of material. I can't wait for the plastic to straighten out so I can use it.

Yesterday and this morning we enjoyed gorgeous, warm and sunny weather, but the clouds have settled in this afternoon, and I've noticed a few sprinkles at times. We are expecting rain for later today and tomorrow, and then the weather is suppose to get colder. It has been wonderful lately with the warm weather as the heat hasn't come on at night. Wish we could have that kind of weather all winter long.

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Joanne Huffman said...

Turfy in the wrapping paper is adorable. I have never been successful at growing cacti, but love looking at them.

Birgit said...

It's so kind of you to take care of all the cats. :)

My late cat also loved to play with wrapping paper. Sweet memories for sure!