Thursday’s Special: Portrait

Today I’ve ย decided to show a portrait of my cactus taken at the time while he was still breathing and shining. Maybe you remember what he looked like on his last day. I have never found out what particular species he was, but he used to be special to me. I’m inclined to believe that his premature departure is owed to his accidental fall and not to my extensive care.



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This Thursday you are invited to share a portrait photo (or several of them) or post whatever you find inspiring at the moment. Remember, this is a theme-less non-challenge and you can go wild ๐Ÿ˜‰ For more details please see the original TS post.



Thank you for your wonderful contributions. Click on the titles above images to go to the original blogs and leave your comments there ๐Ÿ™‚ย 


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67 Comments on “Thursday’s Special: Portrait

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    • Elena, you notice well – he was a cheerful and huggable creature – unlike other cacti… Your mermaids made me remember Andersen, and childhood as you intended. No house cleaning will divert me from my inner self ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you so much for your beautiful post (beautiful in graphics and in words).


  2. I’m delighted to see the cactus resurrection. I’m not a huge fan of cactus but this one is juicy and yourphotography does it great honour. I see I may have been mistaken about the nature of cactus.

    I’ve actually managed to post portraits today, following your theme instead of a non-theme. My subjects are photographed in their world: I’m too hefty and slow to get close ups, although my lithe granddaughter can.


    • As I said at your place, this entry has made me so happy. I never have a chance to see them – not even in the Zagreb Zoo. Bless you, Meg ๐Ÿ™‚ The photos are great to me ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


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    • I don’t want other people’s cacti – I want my own ๐Ÿ˜€ I will buy me a new set of plants after I come back from Italy ๐Ÿ˜‰ These scenes with romantic and sometimes dramatic reflections have brightened my Thursday morning. Thank you old mate ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Dear Tish, thank you for your sympathy. I have just googled your place and took a virtual walk via google map. I even found some nice property on sale ๐Ÿ˜€ If only I could afford it! I like your intimate photos of clouds and ever changing sky. That low-angle one particularly! I’m grateful for your contribution!


      • Well thank you back for providing the prompt. And isn’t google amazing that one can do so much virtual exploration. And yes, there are some nice houses for sale here, and yes they are expensive, or indeed overpriced. We are lucky to live here though, this despite a few issues with flooding and mega-truck traffic that doesn’t fit in the medieval road system. But then there is always the sky…


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  9. Wow, Paula, I must admit this has been a very lovely, handsome looking cactus. And those vibrant green “cones” are definitely not screaming “Danger, stay away!” – like cactus usually does. I remember the other photo you shared not that long ago, and I am sorry you both had to part ways.
    Oh, yes, almost forgot – beautiful photo! ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. what a cute post – and looks like it was a nice cactus – I will have to go and read the other post after this – but this year I lost a large aloe vera plant that I had since 2008 – and it was very dear to me – and we used it for burns or for days of getting took much sun – and well, I miss it much and can relate. ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. I didn’t scroll down and see your ‘links’ when I was here before, but I just popped back to visit the others and it looks great! Thanks very much, Paula. Need to find myself a few spare hours this evening! ๐Ÿ™‚


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  13. What a beauty it was Paula and I think it must have been because of the fall as well. The shock must have been too much. At least you have great memories of this beauty. Stunning shot hon. ๐Ÿ˜€ โ™ฅ Hugs โ™ฅ


  14. J’aime le regard interrogateur que tu as. Il pose question et ne laisse pas indiffรฉrent.
    Merci pour ton passage et ravi de redรฉcouvrir moi aussi.
    Belle journรฉe, amicalement.


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