Monday, April 22, 2013

Stunning Pink


Yesterday I joined Julie & Dave and Julie's mom Glenda for an early morning walk at the botanical garden.  Once again, that 7:00 AM time frame is perfect, nice and quite and uncrowded.  But what caught all of our eyes was this stunning pink night blooming cactus flower.  I don't think I've ever seen a night bloom in such a vibrant color before.

There were three popping out from the top of this cactus and they drew quite a gathering of photographers to capture their beauty.

I'm so glad we went, the blooms were pretty spectacular.

16 comments:

Andy said...

I'm glad you went and took photos. Excellent.

Lowell said...

And your photography is pretty spectacular! I swear you just get better and better every day. The exposure and detail and sharpness in that first shot are magnificent!

Judy said...

Stunning is right.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I can not wait to get to this beautiful paradise in the desert...do you think there might be a possibility of meeting up when I am in Phoenix??? May do lunch? that sounds so strange coming from me. Happy Earth Day! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

RedPat said...

Wow - it certainly makes it worth being up so early, Sharon!

llandudnopictures said...

Great spot, that's a real explosion of pink!

Karl Demetz said...

Fabulous, magnificent, splendid, fantastic... what a beauty!

glenda said...

This is a really amazing photo. It seemed there was something interesting and beautiful around every turn!

Jack said...

Oooooohhhhh. This pink beauty really grabs attention and holds it, doesn't it?

Kate said...

Both the flower and the photos are stunning!

Randy said...

That is stunning.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It was a delightful morning. Glad that we read in your blog about the DBG's early Sunday morning hours.

Thérèse said...

Oh!
How lovely and quite unique in this wonderful color.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful macro Sharon,such a vibrant colour.

JM said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great shots, Sharon.

Susie of Arabia said...

Magnificent!