Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Mammillaria decipiens ssp. camptotricha

Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle ... a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.

~ Barbara Winkler


Barbara said...

Very wise words and so true!
BTW our Spring does begin in April too. We just have sometimes days that look like Spring!
Have a nice day!

Ulinne said...

Hallo Aiyana,
I am - which concerns the language - exactly the same as you: my english is very bad too. ;-)
Therefore I can't comment very good in your language, but I see, that you love Kakteen (I don't know the english word for that. *smile*
Nice foto in this post.
Greetings - Ulrike

jodi said...

Your climate is just about as different from mine as possible, but I LOVE visiting and learning more about life in Arizona. I hope to make it to the desert one day to see the wildflowers bloom.

nikkipolani said...

I love that last phrase, And the anticipation nurturs our dream. ...except if one is behind in one's chores...

Julie said...

That mammillaria is gorgeous! I perect wintery looking photo! Greetings to your husband! Tell him Julie in South Florida sends him well wishes! I adore cacti with the long needles...this one is outstanding!

No Rain said...

Hi Julie,
My husband is finally home as of yesterday. He did have another setback after the GI bleed. He had a minor heart attack, probably caused by the 11 units of blood he received, but no permanent damage occured. All is going well for now--he's still very weak, but so glad to be home. Thanks for your greeting--he will appreciate it!

Ginni Dee said...

Good news about your husband.

I love this photo, what a neat plant! And the thought in that quote is so true and meaningful!

I have "dream bulbs" in planters on my south window right now that are popping to life. Even some herb seeds are sprouting already...and it's 15° outdoors here.

kate said...

Your quotation is a wonderful one - so true how anticipation nurtures our dream.

I am glad to hear that your husband is back home. He'll probably recuperate much faster too!