Monday, July 31, 2017

Steamy Walk in the Garden


A storm rolled through the area Saturday evening bringing some showers in certain parts of the valley so when I got up Sunday morning it was cooler than usual.  Cooler and wetter.  In fact, it was about 70% humidity but, it was still cool enough to take a walk so off I went to the Desert Botanical Garden.


And, I'm so glad I did.  I didn't expect to see so many cactus blooming and the overcast skies made perfect light to get some pictures.


Usually this time of year, I only see white blooms but yesterday there were white, pink and yellow blooms on the different varieties of cactus.


I especially noticed that the Octopus Cactus had blooms all over their skinny, long legs.


See what I mean?
I had a good long walk even though the weather felt more like Costa Rica than Phoenix.  


10 comments:

Christine said...

Oh wow! Didn't know there was an octopus cactus plant! It's amazing!
Beautiful blooms to see!

Steve Reed said...

The flat light of an overcast day is sometimes so much better for shooting. Even for someone like me, who loves shadows. :) Those octopus cacti flowers are beautiful! They look like they may be related to night-blooming cereus.

RedPat said...

Such short-lived beauty, Sharon! I really like the color of those first ones!

Halcyon said...

So many beautiful blossoms. You never think of flowers in the dessert. :)

William Kendall said...

That pink blossom is my favourite.

bill burke said...

I love cacti and had many through the years but I never heard of an octopus cacti. It is beautiful especially with its flowers.

Judy Ryer said...

Wow! Those are so pretty!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that was humid Sharon, exactly how these exotic blooms love it! Always look forward to your cactus flower images, tres belle!

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