We travel hundreds of miles to the deserts down south in search of cacti in bloom. When we come home my own cactus are in flowering mode. You'd think I ought to just stay home.
Some cactus are the one-day-wonder type of flower. I can't remember if this is one that the flower will close and wilt away over night so I thought it best to get this picture now even though the sun had not been out all day long. You'll notice there are two more buds waiting to open.
Unlike yesterday's tiny eraser head sized flowers these blooms are larger than your fist.