Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera)

Also known as christmas cactus (but it is flowering here in Cambridge just in time for Thanksgiving), Schlumbergera’s are a strange sort of cactus plants. They have stems that look like leaf-like pads connected to one another. The flowers form at the terminal end of the plant. I grew mine from a small two segment section taken from a friends house and popped into a pot.

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Schlumbergera truncata cultivar. Thanksgiving cactus.

Technical Data

Nikon D7000, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
ISO400, f/13, 3 seconds
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Welsh Poppies

The last couple of years have seen these orange poppies flowering in my garden and I know I never planted these! These are the Welsh Poppy (Meconopsis cambrica).

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Welsh Poppy (Meconopsis cambrica)
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Welsh poppy

These are obviously wild flowers but they’re certainly not unwelcome in my garden!

Both pictures photographed with a Nikon D7000 and a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens.