Last week I was doing a bit of dusting and decluttering on my sewing desk, which is located in a dormer window. A small flowering cactus resides on that window sill, and I was reminded that it had been some time since I'd watered it. And, while doing so, I noticed it was budding. (I've always called this a Christmas cactus, since we were given it at Christmas in a decorative planter a number of years ago. It has, however, bloomed for both Thanksgiving and New Year's, so who knows what it actually is.) This takes the cake, however -- it is blooming in mid-October!
This shot shows another bud at the top left of the plant.
Our colorful leaves outside are falling fast. So it's fun to see a jolt of color indoors. I love little unexpected surprises like this!