April 6, 2013

old friend

This Christmas Thanksgiving, Valentines, Easter cactus has been with me a long time.  
Lord only knows when and where I got it. 
 Maybe in Joppa from Ralph Barnett's greenhouse when he was closing 30 years ago?  
It is truly a jewel.  
It blooms when it wants 
which seems to be often which is why I labeled it with all the holidays.  
Here it is April and again blooms.  
I am not the best plant mother and neglect feeding and watering it 
and perhaps that is what it prefers.  
It is a wonderful presence in my life.