Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Cactus Flower Petal

Today's bead is a BRIGHT RED leaf! I loved the boldness of this red color and since it is holiday time, it put me in mind of a pointsettia leaf or cactus flower petal.

If you are a fan of the movie, The Homecoming, which was a pilot about the Walton family, you will likely remember the scene with the Christmas cactus. If you haven't seen it, you have to get out to your library and pick this one up or check out Amazon. You won't regret it! It's pretty classic. All the kids in the movie are the same from the TV show, but the parents and grandpa were played by other actors.

So, back to the reason I am mentioning the movie... You don't want to miss the scene with Patricia Neal as Olivia Walton as she discovers her Christmas cactus has bloomed. In the middle of the depression and the stark, blustery winter on the mountain, she made an appropriate fuss over it. I believe she won the best actress Golden Globe for this role in 1971.

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