The view from my kitchen window is remarkable.  Across the valley are the multiple layers of the foothills of the Cascades.  Every day is different depending upon the weather and the time of day.  During the Winter and the rainy season, some days there is a fog so deep that you cannot  see the first line of trees on this tree farm…much less the mountains across the valley.  Those days, I enjoy the green in my window!

Left to right are:  African Violet, Christmas Cactus, Elephant plant, and an African Violet that was just repotted and isn’t happy about it.  In the middle is my “guardian plant angel”.  She has her work cut out for her since I do good to remember to water them and feed them occasionally.  Although, they do appear to be happy in this window…

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The Christmas Cactus reminds me of the scene in the movie  “The Homecoming:  A Christmas Story” (about the Waltons) when Patricia Neal goes down to the basement on that snowy Christmas Eve to look for apples to bake her applesauce cake.  There, she finds the Christmas Cactus in full bloom.  I love that movie!

 

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3 Responses to In my kitchen window…

  • tanna says:

    Oh, every single one of your plants look so good sitting in your window!! Just beautiful. I am especially fond of Christmas Cactuses… they remind me of my Mamaw. 😉 blessings ~ tanna

  • Karen says:

    Oh, I do love that movie, too! Your kitchen window garden is very much like mine. Except I don’t have a garden angel. I’m sure I need one. My plants tell me I do! So I will be looking for one. Yours is very pretty. xx

  • Christine says:

    Your plants look very happy. I need to get a new Christmas cactus, my 6th-generation ones became horribly infested with bugs somehow and they are now in the compost pile. I think I could do with a plant guardian angel too!

    I haven’t seen “The Homecoming” for a long time – I should try to get hold of a copy. We love the Waltons and years ago we visited Schuyler, Virginia where the original novel was set and where Earl Hamner grew up. Such good stories…

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