The first of November brought the first holiday cactus in bloom. More honestly, it bloomed in relative "solitary confinement" in the library on the long east window shelves and I just came upon it on my weekly Monday afternoon watering task. It's one of the smaller ones, but very pretty with strongly pink tipped flowers. I'm sure the other ones aren't far behind. I am especially fond of the old ones...some have to be 20-25 years old....and, of course, the yellow one. Monday was the death anniversary of Sr. Benedict from whose cactus I got one leaf which turned into the full yellow cactus plant of today. "Watch this spot" for all their grand openings over the next few weeks!