Some years the plant blossoms in time for Thanksgiving, but this year it was Christmas day for the first blossoms. The cacti have become a prized possession. I hope to hand them down from person to person like a valued family heirloom.
Outside in the yard is another surprise. The Camellia Japonica (scientific name) is in full bloom. We planted this shrubbery about 10 years ago and have watched it grow from a 12 inch tall plant into a bush about 6 feet tall. This year we were treated to full bloom of the delicate flowers.