Sunday, 7 February 2010

Today's flowers - Winter Cactus

In a snowy winter like that it's good to have some winter flowers inside,
and some sunrays outside, from time to time.
I took this picture in my mother's house with its windows having sun all afternoon long.


Schlumbergera is a genus of tree-dwelling cactus from Brazil introduced to Europe by the Kew collector, Allan Cunningham (1791-1839), in about 1816 (Wikipedia).
Thank you, Allan!

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I love your Mom's winter cactus. I have one and it bloom back in November and will bloom again around April? They are very pretty.

Lara Neusiedler said...

herrlich! meine Mutter hat einen auch.

Denise said...

Your mother's flowers make for a lovely photograph Maria. Wonderful shot!

Maria said...

The cactus looks so pretty against the white snow and green of the leaves and evergreens ~ and, Maria... I love the blog title photo! D'ora is looking right at us :)
~Enjoy a new week~
Maria

Deb said...

pretty...

Carletta's Captures said...

What a lovely shot!
Your Mom must have a green thumb. The cactus looks quite healthy.

Janie said...

The cactus is so beautiful, and nice to have flowers inside in winter.
At first I thought it was growing outside, then I noticed the window ledge at the bottom of the photo. Lovely shot!

chubskulit said...

beautiful cactus.

My flower is here, have a lovely day!

guild-rez said...

Great picture..
Red flower and white snow!!
Bei uns scheint die Sonne und wir haben sehr wenig Schnee bis jetzt erhalten. Vielleicht kommt er noch.
LG Gisela

jabblog said...

That splash of colour is wonderful against the snowy background.

Lady Di Tn said...

That is a very lovely contrast. Peace

Marina said...

Happy Valentine's Day Maria! Love and Hugs always in your life!

Linda said...

My absolute favourite flower. A real spirit-lifter at this time of year.