Christmas Cacutus
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Christmas Cacutus

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Ally

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Others usually have full pots of them. I have one at a time


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Love the colors! A sharpie came to watch when I was taking photos, with a smaller lense of course. But it's a sharpie for sure. I thought it was a robin.


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Don't be shy ... get in close.


Harry Potter has lately been on a marathon and I asked to borrow his magic wand and that was a mistake.
 


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I am partial to the black ground, revealing the vibrant colors of the flowers. Legend has it there is a special cultivation of yellow flowers. Never seen it. If anyone sees it, please tell me.


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 Well, it is quite true that a dark background, natural or contrived, will generally deliver more punch to a subject boasting ostentatious colour, even though the premise is mired in redundancy. A lighter background does offer its own advantages, including backlit edge highlights that work somewhat more pleasingly than with the choice of a dark back drop. A brighter background also makes the subject look more delicate, airy and ephemeral. Your cactus bloom is a subject that accepts both flavours of backdrop with ease since bold or delicate all represent the character of some cactus blooms. Your preference for bold over delicate is probably secondary to your passionate nature. Enjoy it while it blooms because it will fade with the passage of time. How’s that for a ray of sunshine in the gloom of winter?
 







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I orderes some yellow ones. I can't promise I can keep it alive until flowering time, nor can I promise I will take good photos of it. Stuck at home reading today. How do you like C.S.Lewis?


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 I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books despite my earlier reference to Harry Potter’s magic wand. C.S. Lewis’s stories are too theological and fantastical for my taste. I can’t really relate to fantasy fiction, which is why a generally avoid reading anything related to politics and economic theory, both firmly entrenched in magical thinking. Although not an avid reader of science fiction, I put that subject matter in a separate gendre. Nonetheless, my reading of 19th century European literature remains steeped in religion because it was central to everything during the period and this remains cogent for all ancient and traditional mythologies (Greek, Roman, Nordic and Celtic). Magic in this context was integral to primitive culture and to avoid it, or overlook it, is like building an airplane without considering the principles of aerodynamics and applied physics. But then again, what do I know about anything?