298 views, 2 favourites, 19 March 2013
Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT OR AS WE MISSED IT! on 9 March 2013
One of two cacti that somebody had dumped and left to die two years after we rescued them. At the time of rescue the poor plants were in soil that was bone dry in a building where they could get no water and bursting out of their tiny pots. We took them home and re-potted them, and they grew well and rewarded us with two years’ pleasure, before, unfortunately, succumbing to some plant virus. This was the more vigorous of the two. Camera details:- Canon PowerShot S3 IS, Auto

My life is divided between teaching Music and Photography. The instruments I play are organ, piano, clarinet and saxophone. I taught German and Spanish before my retirement, but since I got my digital camera no longer have time for them!

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Cheryl.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 3 years ago

    Good job of nurturing this plant…I should send you mine to see if you can revive it!

  • Thank you, Pamela.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    A sad end to your rescue story, but still … looking at this image, it enjoyed time in your care.

  • Thank you, Trish.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 3 years ago

    Awww, they thrived for a while. You did the best you could. xoxoxoxxoxoxo

  • Thank you, Shar. It was scarcely bigger than my thumb, when my husband found it! It certainly exhibited phenomenal growth. Not sure whether it died of a plant virus or did not like being separated from its offspring. Either is possible. I wish now that I had just left them in the pot and kept on enriching the soil.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevensabout 3 years ago

    A nice story! Great capture.

  • Thank you, Margaret.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot. At least you enjoyed them for a while.

  • Thank you, Judy. I seem to be ill fated with cacti. I had a nice collection years ago, but they died en route during a house removal from the North of England to London. First the stupid removal men put them in a tea chest with the lid nailed down, then the removal van broke down, so that they were in a sealed box with no light and no ventilation and possibly some plant virus from the tea. I wish now that I had not tried to divide them, but they seemed to be begging for it and I was afraid that, if I did not do it soon, they would never stand upright or anywhere near upright.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much for featuring my cactus, Pop’s. I appreciate it very much!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented

  • Thank you, Bonita.

    – BlueMoonRose

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