Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Delicate Flowers


Isn't this a pretty little flower?  It is actually just a tiny piece of a much bigger bloom.  The whole picture is below.




This agave has a rather large and intricate bloom.

15 comments:

Kathy said...

Sometimes we just need to look at the microenvironment (or perhaps in photography, the macroenvironment!) to discover nature's beauty.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Flippin' Nora that is one big plant. wouldn't fancy having that sat on the kitchen window ledge

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The close up looked like a lilly, not a desert plant.

Jarart said...

You have too get up close to see what this amazing plant is up to!

Magpie said...

Glad you shared both views. I prefer the tiny up close view, but they both have appeal.

Randy said...

I love agave. They can produce such lovely surprises.

Anniversary Flowers said...

It's a quite interesting post.

Teresa said...

It is quite amazing what these blooms look like up close. One would have to really stop and look to see the real beauty (as you have captured here). ;)

RedPat said...

I thought that it was a lily too!

Jack said...

It is very lily-like. Not what I would expect. If they had a bad fragrance, then today's word verification would apply: bufart

Lowell said...

Good grief, that's the biggest bloomin' bloom I've ever seen!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How amazing Sharon, so interesting when you pull the image right in and see just how many of those gorgeous little flowers are all over the cactus.

Regina K said...

I thought lily and could almost smell the fragrance.

Irina said...

Beautiful flower tree, I never seen before. What a pleasure to see warm and sunny place!

JM said...

Agaves have the most amazing inflorescences!