Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blooming Desert

My favorite cactus is in flower again. It bloomed back in June too so I feel very lucky.

I adore the waxy look that the buds have before they start to open up,



The hint of the petals as it is half open,


And finally the white bloom that gives me a sense of coolness, even in the heat of the summer.

3 comments:

bodaat said...

i find it amazing that such a beautiful and graceful looking flower comes from a cactus. very pretty Mo.

Marilyn said...

Oh I love those cactus flowers! I have lived here all my life and I can't, for the life of me, remember the name of it. We have a large one growing in our neighborhood and I love seeing the blossoms on an early morning walk.

Mo said...

I was told by an expert gardener Marilyn that it is a Pitaya cactus which is a type of organ pipe cactus I think. I am so not a "real" gardener, I seldom know the names of the cactuses around here I am afraid but I do love this one in our front yard.