Your eyes don't deceive you. That's a purple cactus pad, laying there on top of my potting desk junk, and it's decided to BLOOM! No soil, no roots even. It hasn't been potted yet, so it can't "bloom where it's planted."
I went outside after dark to see the stars, and a yellow downlight was shining on my potting desk. That's when I saw the bloom. This purple prickly pear pad is a cutting from a larger plant that is dying. I figured that I could cut a few pads, leave them to callus over, and plant them for next year.
I hadn't figured on the tenacity of this particular cactus! Nothing was going to stop it from celebrating spring! It's blooming!
My first thought was to dedicate a post to Sally Cheeseman! (You see, Sally's special to me. She encouraged me during the very first month I joined Active Rain, and is responsible in large part for my sticking with blogging on AR through all the growth pains. I don't think I ever told her.)
Positive Attitude For the Weary Soul
It was Sally Cheeseman in Hawaii who started this group and continues to moderate it. In the time since I joined the Active Rain Real Estate Network a couple of years ago, POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul has been a source of strength when things didn't go my way.
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