Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Unexpected Cactus Blooms


One thing I didn't expect to see at the Desert Botanical Garden last Saturday was a cactus blooming.  That usually waits until February.  However, I spotted not only one but four blooms as I was leaving the garden.


These cacti were putting on a show for all the Chili & Chocolate guests and they were attracting several bees to their sweet centers too.

13 comments:

Christine said...

Fantastic close ups, Sharon!

Karl Demetz said...

Great close ups, Sharon, but really unexpected in November...

Steve Reed said...

Early bloomers -- literally!

Andy said...

Lovely.

Lowell said...

Beautiful macros. Has it been colder than usual there of late? Or, like you suggest, they were just putting on a show for the visitors. :)

Judy said...

Cactus blooms are so beautiful! Maybe to make up for their thorns.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an unexpected treat Sharon, I love the exotic cactus blooms.

William Kendall said...

Quite a pretty sight!

LOLfromPasa said...

What a nice surprise for you (and us too).

RedPat said...

They are rebel cacti! ;-)

Catalyst said...

They appear to be lighted from the inside. Beautiful.

Thérèse said...

Such a wonderful light.

Jack said...

I don't know anything about the flowering cycle of cacti. Just the idea that cacti flower still amazes me. Nice shots.