The deep red cactus from Rancho Murieta has finished its first bloom with one blossom left. It graced the piano for our recording of the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
The pink cactus is on schedule for a Christmas spectacular, blooming almost overnight. I set it on the piano for the recording of the Christmas Eve service.
Winter pruning continues. I try to contain the senior sweet pea within reasonable limits in the border garden, off the flagstone walk and the retaining wall. The centered and largest fortnight lily was pruned back to its core, and the stone frog appeared from underneath.