Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Out of Season

While I was at Tovrea Castle last Thursday, I saw this cactus with a gorgeous bloom.  It's not exactly the right time of year for it to be blooming but, it had two more buds that were going to pop out in the next day or two.  The cactus might be a little mixed up but, it was a pleasant sight nonetheless.

19 comments:

Thérèse said...

Gorgeous bloom indeed and certainly unusual for the season.

brattcat said...

what a happy treat for our eyes.

Kathy said...

It's certainly cheery looking. Is this one of the blooms that only lasts one day?

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Simply lovely!

Magpie said...

Beautiful and all the more so because it comes at such an unusual time!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I hope the flowers are not damaged by the cold weather this week.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think plants all over the world are mixed up by the weather lately Sharon, so good that you get to snap this exotic flower!

Jarart said...

That is an unusual looking bloom. I think the weather is mixed up!

RedPat said...

They have such lovely flowers!

Teresa said...

What a great find for this time of year--it's certainly not a poinsettia

Birdman said...

SO different from here. Summer reigns on the web!

Lowell said...

I still remember my first winter/spring in Arizona...could not believe how the desert bloomed. This is gorgeous!

Regina K said...

Well it is in Phoenix, can't it bloom all year round. How delightful to find a bloom in December.

Stephanie said...

This IS very pretty! Bet it's nice and warm in Phoenix :)

Jack said...

Cactus blooms? Sharon, it is a long way from Quincy, Illinois, and Hartford, Connecticut.

Randy said...

That is beautiful. I had no idea that this one has a bloom.

TheChieftess said...

Thanks for stopping by Mammoth Lakes DP!!! Check it out on Thursday...for Baby Boobies!!! I think they confirm your assertion about the blue feet!!!

Kate said...

Most attractive bloom. Glad you photographed it for our pleasure.

JM said...

Gorgeous! I don't know if it's the case in Arizona, but I think some flora might be a bit confused with the climate changes...