Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cactus Blooms


I went to the Desert Botanical Garden early on Friday morning hoping that I would see some cactus blooms and my hopes were beautifully fulfilled.  The stunning pink bloom above was on an echinopsis aurea, native to Argentina.



These jumbo sized blooms are on a cactus called an Argentinian Giant.  These blooms typically measure 12 inches across.














This brilliant red bloom is found on another cactus called the Red Torch.















 These orange beauties were all over a large prickly pear cactus.  There were so many blooms it was hard to decide which ones to photograph.  As you can see, for this trip to the garden I had no trouble finding blooms to focus my lens on.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  This time I visit the home of a very delicious bubbly beverage.



16 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Just magnificent!

Birdman said...

Some fear the cactus for the pricks. These are beauties.

Judy said...

Cactus flowers are so showy! I bet you had fun taking pictures of them all.

cieldequimper said...

I always gasp when I see their flowers. So very beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

I always gasp when I see their flowers. So very beautiful!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderfully colourful collection of blooms!

glenda said...

I love this time of year when we see all these beautiful blooms. You got some good examples!

RedPat said...

Stunning is the right word for that pink one, Sharon! It looks so delicately beautiful.

Kathy said...

I think you won the lottery!

William Kendall said...

The orange is particularly vivid!

Jack said...

They are all pretty, but the first photo, of the purply pink flowers, is staggering. It is almost translucent.

Thérèse said...

How wonderful! No other flower can compete with such ones! Not only for their beauty but also for their color.

Randy said...

Cacti are so amazing.

Kate said...

Blossoms on different kinds of cacti are always surprising beautiful to me. Never quite expect it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Goodness me you definitely were not disappointed Sharon, what incredibly exotic colourful blooms. Cactus flowers never cease to amaze me.

José Mendonça said...

Gorgeous! My Echinopsis are about to bloom. :-)