Friday, November 27, 2020

Simple

 

This photo of my Thanksgiving cactus was taken a couple of weeks ago. I really need to re-pot it as the small pot it's in keeps tipping over from the weight of it. Once I find another white pot, I will. It's finished blooming now, and there's a little poinsettia on the table in its place. 

(I just learned last year that there's such a thing as an Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas cactus. Did you know that? I love that there's always something new to learn.)

The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday yesterday prompted Gerry and me to talk about our upcoming Christmas dinner. Our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner last month was low-key and simple and I'm of the mind to go easy at Christmas too. The days of BIG and BUSY are in the past. I'm happy to embrace simplicity.

Speaking of simple, I posted my Friday's Fave Five list on my other blog this week. Here's a link.



10 comments:

  1. Actually, I've never heard of a thanksgiving caucus but Christmas caucus are quite popular where I live in Michigan, USA. I've recently seen photos of Easter caucus which were new to me as well.

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    1. It was news to me when I saw it on Facebook last year too. I didn't believe it until I researched it!

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  2. We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday in the US with our son and 'daughter' ... a peaceful and quiet gathering. So thankful for good family time and good food. We are planning to celebrate Christmas in a simple and old fashioned way as well. Many will be following our 'simple' planning in the upcoming days, I do believe. Enjoy your weekend. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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  3. Your Thanksgiving cactus is beautiful! This is the first year I've heard of anything other than a Christmas Cactus. I guess it's based on when they bloom? Do you put yours in the dark part of the year? My Mother used to say to do that and then put them out in the sun a couple of months before Christmas. It usually worked for her but I don't really know much about them. Except yours is beautiful!

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    1. There's something different about the "leaves" and they bloom at different times. I just learned this last year. Mine lives on my kitchen windowsill year round.

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  4. I haven't heard of "holiday" cacti. I'll have to do some research on it :) Your Thanksgiving cactus is colorful. We are planning a very simple Christmas this year. I'm done with big and busy myself and just enjoy time together and a good meal :)

    betty

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    1. I'm with you on being done with big and busy, Betty.

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  5. I always thought that they were all Christmas cactus, but mine blooms at Thanksgiving and Easter. So, it sure fooled me! I love all the colors they come in. I saw one in a blog the other day that is yellow.

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    1. I thought so too until last year, Karen! Yours blooms twice? How lucky!!

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