Sunday, December 11, 2016

Signs for Christmas here

Only when I entered Blogland few years ago i found out that those plants are "Christmas plants", I like them very much.They are in full bloom now. Last week we made some fake cookies from real dough and too much food colors.This year Hanuka and Christmas are at the same time so we shall eat ginger bread and Sufganiot (donuts) at the same time.




51 comments:

  1. I have a large pale pink Christmas Cactus but it already flowered about a month ago, so it has missed Christmas entirely! I also have a cutting from the main plant and it had one flower and 2 buds, but the buds dropped off because I moved it into the kitchen...they don't like being moved when in bud apparently! I hope you have a pleasant Sunday. We have clear blue skies here this morning. A change from yesterday when it barely seemed to get light and rained a lot!

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  2. No rain here Frances,blue sky and a lot of sun. I like rainy days,than the dust goes away.Have a nice Sunday.

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  3. Is that what we call a 'poinsetta'? My mother would get one every Christmas, and I could understand why she wanted something which was grown in South Africa to represent Christmas.

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  4. I buy that red flower, poinsettia, in a pot every year. Looks wonderful at Xmas and then dies no matter what I do to try and keep it alive. In New Zealand they grow into trees. In Greece they are called 'alexandreino'.

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  5. I looked up the recipe for those donuts. Just what I love. Says you should eat them quickly....the only way lol

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  6. I assume the gingerbread is the Christmas treat and the donuts for Hanuka? Are they an Eastern European specialty or a local one?

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  7. The little girl is growing taller each time we see her.

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  8. My Christmas cactus always were indoor plants. Yours looks old, as does the poinsettia. They're happier.

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  9. My newly rescued Christmas cactus is going pretty well, considering its sad shape at the store. I like poinsettias but never bother with them, as I know they'll die right after the holidays. They're very pretty, though.

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  10. I came home late and i am afraid my bad English will be even worth at that time of the night so i shall try to make one comment for all of you. First, thank you so much for commentig, Tom,Linda,Shwan,Rachel,Joanne and Jennifer,you are all people who i like so much and love to read your blogs, The ponsetia is growing in my front small garden for some years,i did not know that that is her name:)We do eat the donuts quickly Linda,and than eat more the other day, Hanuka is 8 days,may be i shall blog about it in real time,my grandaughter is growing fast Rachel, but in the picture she is standing on a small stool.
    the christmas cactus looks old Joanne ,but he is not, I remember your post about the old Christmas cactus, I never had poinsettia inside the house Jennifer ,it is there out side for years and had better days.
    I wish you all marry Christmas.

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  11. It is early morning here and I missed when you posted [last night for me?] I love poinsettia and always had one at Christmas in New Zealand. I have just completed a table runner for my daughter for Christmas and it has a poinsettia/holly/Christmas rose border.
    Donuts!!! Eat quickly and often! Not so great for the waistline I fear.

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    1. I knew that you will comment as soon as you see that Shirley. It is ok:) the truth is that i eat only one donut each year,i am so lucky to not like donuts so much.

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  12. I just learned this morning that the red Poinsettia leaves are poisonous for kittens; less so for cats. I never knew!

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  13. Realy? our 2 cats are quiet old,and they live near that plant.

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  14. I wish you would blog about Hanuka in real time. I would enjoy that.

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  15. Thank you Colette i shall try.

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  16. We have poinsettias here. But we can't have them in the house because my wife's cats will eat the leaves and the leaves are poisonous.

    My kids are coming home for Christmas this year, so we are having a tree. My wife has been buying their favorite foods for a month, and she bought little things to put in their Christmas stockings even though they are grown adults!

    I hope you and your family have a nice Hanukkah.

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  17. I can understand your wife Harry,i am doing the same with my children:) i did not know that poinettias is poisonous, i shall have to do something with it.

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  18. I've only seen potted poinsettia 'round these parts. I think Xmas & Chanukah falling at the same could be fun for those who observe both!

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  19. I love poinsettias too and buy one for Christmas every year. Your grandchildren are beautiful, Yael.
    Greetings Maria x

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  20. Thank you Maria,they are growing so fast.

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    1. Thank you Yael, so sweet of you, you are always very kind xxx

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  22. You are the most kind person here in blogland Maria, i wish you have a blog:) feel well, and have a lovely Sunday.

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  23. Dear Yael, the Christmas cactus has a spring version too... Mine flowered duly now, beautiful pink, and it is a very humble plant, demanding almost no care. Poinsettias I am not so sure about - they are not even on my balcony. I wish you a Merry Christmas, Hanuka and a Happy New Year!

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  24. Thank you Britta,stay safe and merry Christmas to you.

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  25. Dear Yael, I want to combine them, seeing they both fall on the same period this year; so wishing you a happy Hanuka and happy Christmas, to you, your family and precious grandchildren. Thank you for sharing your lovely moments with us. A big hug.
    Greetings Maria xxx

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  26. Thank you so much Maria, I just came back home and so glad to see your greetings.I wish you and your family merry Christmas.

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  27. Good morning, happy Hanuka, Yael!
    Greetings Maria xx

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  28. Good morning Maria,I hope you have a lovely Christmas morning.

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  29. Happy Holidays! I always liked the Christmas cactus plant but I have never had one. My poinsettia didn't bloom this year, it stayed green. Not sure how to make it bloom lol!

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  30. Hello Yael I wish you a good 2017. That all your wishes come true and may you and family be in good health, happiness and always stay safe.
    Greetings Maria xx

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  31. Thank you so much Maria, i also wish you and your family a very good year. I thought about you today hoping that every thing is ok.I liked your "long" comment on Jennifer's blog:)

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  32. Dear Yael,
    I know that you don't post very often, but I keep you on my favourites bar and always check if you have put another post on. I see your comments on several of the other people who I read every day, so you feel like a
    friend/internet family. I wish you a Happy New Year and peace for Israel and surrounding countries. Love xx

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  33. Thank you Frances,Happy new year to you and your family and your sweet dog too, i think about you as a freind.

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