Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
I had to wait a few days longer for the hedgehog cactus in my garden to fully boom out.
I have the crimson variety. There is also a "strawberry" variety that has dark fuchsia color flower.
The red in these flowers is so brilliant my camera sensors are overloaded and detail is lost.
Now if I knew more about camera settings....
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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.