Thursday, March 19, 2015

Because what life situation DOESN'T mirror a scene in "The Homecoming"?

Back in the seventies, there was a made-for-TV movie called "The Homecoming".  It featured the Walton family and spawned the series 'The Waltons".

In the movie, set in the Depression, the dad has had to take a job out of town and the family is waiting for him to come home for Christmas.  At one point in the movie, the mother, Olivia, goes into the root cellar to get some potatoes or something, and comes back with a blooming Christmas cactus she had put away the previous winter and forgotten about.

"Would you look at that?!", she marvels to the children.  "Blooming in the deaaaaaaad of winter!"

This morning, at my house:

Not to be outdone, the hibiscus decided to put its two cents in:

Blooming in the deaaaaaaaad of winter.


fmcgmccllc said...

Wow, kinda late for the cactus. I never could get a hibiscus to bloom.

rockygrace said...

I must have these plants in exactly the right spots, because all I do is water them and they just bloom away.