Holiday Cactus Greetings

This Night Blooming Cereus bloom reminds us that even in the midst of thorny situations, beauty arises and inspires us to persevere and thrive in spite of obstacles.

This Night Blooming Cereus, Peniocereus greggii, is from a cutting given to us from our dear desert friends, Bev and George, our camping neighbors, who we first met in November, 2014, at Agua Caliente, San Diego County Park.

Below is George admiring the Desert Willow.

And his model airplane!

George and Bev originally got a cutting of this plant from friends in St. David, Arizona.  Our cutting now thrives at our home along the coast and reminds us of the desert beauty.

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Our house has been repainted and now this Night Blooming Cereus is supported by a new trellis built by Larry.

We are now enjoying the gorgeous display of blooms on our Christmas Cactus, Schlumbergera.

And from our home to yours, we wish you a healthy, happy, and thriving new year!

Los Ángeles Azules – Nunca Es Suficiente – Natalia Lafourcade (YouTube video).


About Bill D.

Bill is a retired RN who has enjoyed working as a docent in a well-known historic house museum, and now is a proud volunteer in San Diego's newest state-of-the-art hospital, Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. He enjoys reading, writing, and meditating, especially about mindfulness as discussed by Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh. (Photo credit: Jokie Tolentino)
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