A thick blanket of snow! It looks pretty but it's beyond mid-April and I'm more receptive to rain right now. But it won't last long. The other day I noticed how most of my Christmas cacti (cactuses sounds better) are busily blooming and I wrote a haiku about it for my daily haiku (but didn't use it yet) and took photos of the beautiful shimmery flowers. The first line of that haiku was 'No fall bulbs planted'. I was missing the early bulb flowers in my yard so looked within and embraced the Christmas cactus beauty instead. With the startle of so much snow this morning, I changed the first line of the haiku.
The haiku was inspired by the shape of the flowers which from some angles look like tiny planes or birds; definitely they look as if they're soaring purposefully through the air to me. The pinkish white flower above is from my oldest Christmas cactus. I have no idea how old but at least 15 years...very possibly more. It's so old that its main stems are woody and rough. I moved it last year but it's adapted well and is just as happy in its new location (east facing window as opposed to west facing). I just love it. And on days like today, I appreciate it (and its fellow companions) even more!
Sometimes we have to move beyond what we want to see outside and embrace and nurture what's inside.
May you be surrounded by beauty.
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.