About a week ago, due to the possibility of a freeze, I brought my Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) into the house. It is not uncommon for the plant, because of the change in temperature, humidity and lighting, to promptly drop its flower buds. But not this time.
The buds recently began unfurling, and with the sunshine highlighting them from behind, started putting on quite a show.
The pot actually has both a red and pink variety planted together, so it produces a nice mixture of both colors.
It is also known as the Holiday Cactus. And since, in my household, it's blossoms typically never make it to Christmas, perhaps that's an even more apt name for it.
Here's hoping your Thanksgiving holidays are just as bright and colorful.