Flowering Cactus

January was gloomy (during which we saw the sun only on 16 days!) and February promises to be no better. The short, grey-laden skies day after day demotivates a person and encourages gloom. It is difficult to remain upbeat when the blue skies are hidden and the sun makes a rare appearance.

At the end of last week, I noticed something that made me smile with pleasure. It is a sight that brightens my day when I walk into my bedroom at the end of a day’s work.

Flowering Cactus. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2017

The bright pink flowers on my cactus bring me double pleasure: the beauty of the flowers on a grey winter day; and the fact that this is the first time my cactus is flowering in the three years that I have had it. This is a flower that encourages me to smile every day.

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmileWhat made you smile this week?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017

(This post was inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile, a challenge which focuses on sharing all things positive.)

Grateful for Geraniums

Many plants cannot survive outside in the cooler days especially those that thrive in the heat of summer. On Friday I was asked to look after the planters that are normally placed at the entrance of the school until the warmer spring days. I took in the geraniums gladly, knowing that they would bring life and colour into the classroom. I enjoy seeing the greenery each day as I step into the room and I take pleasure in the colour of the remaining flowers.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
Geraniums © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

This week I am grateful for the plants that have been brought into my room.

What have you been grateful for this week?

Last week:

Kat was grateful for Miriam.

Processed with Rookie© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(Join me and share something that you have been grateful for in the past week. Link up with my post and feel free to use the badge my daughter created. )

I enjoy reading what others are grateful for – the posts make me think of other things I am happy to have in my life. Please remember to send me a pingback so that I know you have participated.

A Green Challenge

Green is one of the colours that I enjoy: it is a colour that soothes the soul when you are out in nature; and it is a colour that I enjoy eating 🙂

The above photos are small reminders of the vacation our family took in July/August. Now as I look at the world, I see a brown environment – one that in a few months will turn white. It is pleasant to know that when the seasons change, we will once again experience the greenery of nature. And in the meantime, I will still enjoy eating leafy greens.

What are your favourite Green moments?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

(This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge issued by the folks at The Daily Post at WordPress.Com. This week the challenge is Green, presented in a gallery format.)