Friday, August 20, 2010

Early Morning Surprise

I was out yesterday morning for an early morning walk when I was dazzled by this cactus in a neighbor’s yard. I immediately hurried home to get the camera and went back to get a photo. This is a night blooming cactus so it’s rare to see these flowers wide open and I don’t think I have ever seen one with so many blooms all at once. What a wonderful surprise.

Here is a close up of one of the flowers.  What a beauty.

9 comments:

JM said...

Fantastic! Wish mine were as big as this one! :-)

Tracy said...

It's beautiful! I don't think I have ever seen one of these open like this.

Randy said...

I know this house and I love that cactus. Great shot Sharon. Enjoy your weekend.

Birdman said...

Now, that first one is a very cool shot.

Magpie said...

These are wonderful photos. I love the closeup!

Jarart said...

Wow! I've never seen one blooming.

Memphis MOJO said...

I immediately hurried home to get the camera and went back to get a photo.

What? You were out for a walk without your camera? I'm incredulous.

Seriously, great shots.

Kathy said...

Too cool! Absolutely gorgeous!

Flutterby said...

Great work. Good thing you got the shot today because this flower is here today and gone tomorrow. Awesome closeup.