Saturday, July 27, 2013

Benefits of a little rain


That little bit of rain we had last week and this week has encouraged my cactus to give me two beautiful blooms.  The funny thing is that I looked at this cactus two nights ago and I didn't see any sign that it was going to bloom but, Friday morning there were two beautiful blooms and one bud.


This shot gives you and idea of how tall they shoot up from the cactus.  They pop up so fast I swear you could almost watch them grow!

14 comments:

JM said...

Sharon, you are absolutely right, one can almost watch them grow. I can tell from mine. :-)

Red Nomad OZ said...

What amazing and exotic flowers! They almost look fake!! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog - I laughed so hard at your story and wish I could have seen it myself! Have a great weekend!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Cactus blooms are indeed amazing.

llandudnopictures said...

It's amazing how plants and flowers respond so quickly to a rare drop of water. Gorgeous!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great images. i love cactus flowers and the rain right now has been so helpful

Judy said...

What a spectacular reward for such a small amount of rain. If only more things were so generous.

Lowell said...

These are amazing and beautiful! People who have never spent time in the desert generally don't realize how beautiful it is when the cacti are in bloom. And I've heard it said, "A little rain will do ya!" Oh, wait, that was "a little Brylcream."

RedPat said...

They are real opportunists!

glenda said...

These are lovely, they look like the night bloomers.

Randy said...

These are so amazing. That is why I love cactus.

Steve Reed said...

Amazing that they pop up so quickly in response to just a little bit of rain.

Kate said...

Another miracle of nature, and so lucky that you were there to view it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Cactus blooms are so exotic...and quick flowering :) lucky you're even quicker on the trigger Sharon :)

MJ said...

Breathtaking! Just love the "blush" of color.