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Feline Friday – #37 – Christmas cactus

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Freddie and Christmas cactus

I have two Christmas cactus plants on my front balcony. One is dark pink as in the photo and the other a pale pink.

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The first plant to bloom was the dark pink. The end of last year it was the most prolific in all the years I have had it. So I decided to take a few photos before it faded.

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A few seconds later, guess who showed up. Yes, Freddie, of course who has to be the star every time I take out my camera!

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Needless to say, I didn’t get too many shots of the cactus.

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The beginning of this year the light pink cactus came into bloom and was also the most gorgeous I have ever seen it. Unfortunately I did not have a chance to photograph it but above are the buds showing their promise.

Freddie and Christmas cactus

That’s okay… we all know Freddie is far more beautiful than any old plant!

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles. Recently I rediscovered photography and I am busy learning everything I can about it. It's a great excuse for getting outside, wandering around and stopping to look at things.

29 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #37 – Christmas cactus

  1. You are lucky to get such great photos of your cats. I am still struggling even with a new camera! (Maybe it’s the photographer that isn’t so good….) Great shots.

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    • One trick is to put your camera in continuous shooting mode and maybe one of the shots will be in focus. Also, photograph in as good light as possible and use a fast shutter speed. Having said that, sometimes it’s the cat. Pharoah is the easiest as he sits very regally. Freddie is pretty easy as he likes to pose and he is pretty lazy. Frankie is the hardest as he is in constant motion and just as I have the perfect shot he perversely flips over or runs off! Good luck!

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    • Kate, slower cats would be the answer. Yesterday I had the perfect setup with Freddie watching the birds from the window… as soon as I was ready to click, Freddie stuck his snout in the lens as he likes to do. So I tried Frankie who was curled up in a favorite box looking so cute… as soon as he saw me he jumped out and left the room. I put the camera down and saw Pharoah in his regal pose on the stairs… what a great shot that would be. By the time I picked up the camera he had disappeared. What it comes down to is always having your camera ready, taking shots when you can, take lots of them and be patient waiting for the next opportunity! It’s a fulltime job…

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  2. Plants and Freddie are both gorgeous.

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  3. So beautiful and you too Freddie!

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  4. Wow, these are beautiful shots, Roslyn!

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  5. Wonderful cacti,showy the flowers of the dark pink and beautiful the pearl-like white buds of the pale pink.The Feline Star put the finishing touches on the floral composites with good grace and his striking portrait wrote the epilogue of your post,Roslyn!.Beautiful emerald-olive eyes,captivating,meek stare.He looks so content 🙂

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  6. wow, I had no idea the cactus flower would be so colorful like in your images. Beautiful images and flower!

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  7. Seems that Freddie just likes to ‘ photobomb!’ Great photos.

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  8. It’s like you ripped a page off a magazine. Excellent captures!

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  9. Beautiful photos ~ the 4th shot you have in simply brilliant… 🙂

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  10. Great images, the cactus flowers are gorgeous…and so is the feline friend 😦

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  11. Sorry my smiley turned upside down…maybe reflecting my general mood missing my doggy.

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