Seems like this sign has at least two possible meanings…and maybe more.
Where does the time go? I received this picture of my son last week on WeChat (Chinese equivalent of Facebook):
These seem like just yesterday, and the day before:
It’s the first time a poinsettia has ever rebloomed…and at the right time of year (my amaryllis bulbs re-bloom but in February or March).
Advent wreaths count down to Christmas, in reality they probably predate the concept of Christmas and are part of “pagan” celebrations of the solstice. I like the idea of advent, gradually preparing for our celebration of the change from darkening to lightening (Christmas is fundamentally that: a celebration of the return of light to a dark and weary world) and have “celebrated” it in my own ways for many years now.
This year I decided that I will try to add to that celebration participation in the “TimeSquares” Photo Challenge by each week during Advent.
From our visit to London last June:
From this past week, time passes so quickly:
From this morning’s dog walk, for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
For Wordless Wednesday and Cee’s Flower of the Day
For Wordless Wednesday.
Both the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Cactus fall under the genus Schlumbergera which I learned as Schlumbergia years ago. The Thanksgiving Cactus has little spine-like notches coming off it’s leaves (just like a crab claw hence that common name) whereas the leaves of the Christmas Cactus are smoother. The Thanksgiving Cactus is timed to flower in November/December whereas it’s December/January for the Christmas Cactus. —From How to Grow Christmas Cactus
Today was day for learning: in addition to learning that my “Christmas Cactus” was actually a “Thanksgiving” or “crab” cactus, I learned how to ftp into my currently under construction wordpress.org account, and how to fix the mysterious problem of the disappearing posts within it. I am so-o ready for a good night’s sleep.