Eager for Christmas Cactus and Introducing Lefty

image of lefty the kitten being a goofball

image of christmas cactus in bloom with bold pink flowersIt appears that my Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) is eager for the season to arrive.

image of christmas cactus in bloom with bold pink flowersWhen I cleared out mom’s house, I tried to save as many house plants as I could but mom’s Christmas Cactus, which bloomed half in summer and half in winter, didn’t survive the trip. I’m not sure what happened, but it wasn’t happy in its window here and expired.

image of single christmas cactus bloom just openingThat summer a friend was giving away cuttings from her plant and I brought one home.

image of single christmas cactus bloom fully openIt took a while to mature, but now it’s looking glorious.

image of the cutest little black cat in the worldAlso young and new to the house is this little beast, Lefty.

stately portrait of lefty the little black kittenShe’s quite the little character.

image of lefty the kitten about to pounce on a film canisterShe’s only nine months old, so is also maturing. And also glorious.

image of lefty the kitten being a goofballAnd also a total goofball.

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