Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fleeting Beauty

My backyard cactus bloomed again this week. 
Two gorgeous blooms only there to enjoy for one day.

16 comments:

Kathy said...

Daylilies of the cactus world!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It would be sad to be away on business and miss the one day the cactus bloomed.

I think an annual blossom calls for a glass of wine.

Kate said...

Sharon, your new camera certainly is helping you bring some beauties to us for our viewing pleasure. Terrific!

Stephanie said...

Carpe diem!

Benjamin Madison said...

Spectacular!

Andrew Etchen said...

simply amazing Sharon. These look pretty cool.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

One day? That's unfortunate. But now you've got a photo of them which you could frame and hang and look at all the time, right?

Jarart said...

Thanks to your camera, they can be enjoyed for years to come.

Magpie said...

Last week, mine had nine blooms on it. I didn't get out and get a picture. Hopefully, it will bloom again soon. I love these blossoms. They are so delicate and beautiful.

EG Wow said...

Very pretty. How sad that they last only one day though.

Birdman said...

Such beauties, yet gone so fast.

Jack said...

Gosh, you have interesting plants out there, Sharon.

RedPat said...

You certainly wouldn't want to miss that! Gorgeous.

Randy said...

What a wonderful thing to wake up to.

JM said...

Mine are about to bloom as well! :-) Echinopsis have some of the most beautiful flowers.

tracy said...

I saw a prickly pear with lots of blooms the other day on our street but didn't have my camera. A far cry from what we had last year, but beautiful just the same.