Monday, February 08, 2010

Hearts and Flowers-Photo of the Week


Having been "treated" to a blizzard this past weekend, I took lots of snow pictures but I guess most of us are getting overloaded with those. However, this one comes very close to fitting this weeks theme. The snow that's blocking the entrance to this birdhouse on our deck railing (yes that is a birdhouse and it does not have a tall pointy roof..that's all snow) is heart shaped, don't you think? Anyway, we got 28-30 inches out of this storm and are promised up to 5 more inches later this week. I'd move south, but about mid-summer I'd be ready to move back to Maryland!

This was the photo I originally planned to post this week. My Christmas/Thanksgiving/Whatever cactus has decided it's a Valentine cactus instead! I've never had one bloom this late (or is it "early"?) before, but I appreciate it. I needed some color in my house this week!

9 comments:

Sandy said...

How interesting your cactus is blooming now! Mine is still blooming from when it started back at the end of November.

Enjoyed the photos.

Serena said...

The cactus may be a late bloomer but it's spectacular! Love the birdhouse 'heart'! Great photos, Mary ~ :)

Linda Fleming said...

OMG! How clever of you to spot that heart shape on the birdhouse. How oservant you are- or maybe just bored out of your mind from being snowed in? I hope this next storm misses you!

And what better time for your xmas cactus to bloom?? I bet right now the sight of that fresh live color is welcome in your world of white.

Shashi Nayagam said...

I love that colour of Christmas cactus. Stay warm Mary.

BumbleVee said...

Oh, boy...you sure did get a big snowfall. It must be beeeyoooootiful !!

hey...that does look like a heart shape.... I bet if we really look... there are lots to pleasantly surprise us...

Jennifer Rose said...

those are gorgeous flowers, such a beautiful colour :)

JudiA said...

I'm sorry you had to have so much snow to get such an interesting photo, but what a coincidence! My christmas cactus only put out 2 feeble little blooms this year. Yours is beautiful!

TheModernGoddess said...

I didn't realise that cactus bloom. It's lovely. I love your birdhouse, I truly would have thought it had a pointy roof.

Kerry said...

clever shot of the birdhouse and how wonderful to have flowers too! We have tons of fresh snow too, I am so ready for it to leave.