Saturday, June 27, 2020

Surprised by the Blooms


I went on my scheduled walk at the Desert Botanical Garden yesterday morning and one thing I did not expect to see was cactus blooms.  When it starts to get really hot, the blooming starts to slow down but, I was lucky.  I saw lots of cactus blooms.


Yellow ones and red ones.


And, a huge big white one!


And then, on that cluster that tends to bloom all at once, there were several blooms.  I was afraid I had missed seeing any blooms this year so I was pleasantly surprised.  Of course, I have more photos to share over the next week or so.  

I was afraid it might be too hot to enjoy the walk but it was overcast and only 83 when I arrived.  The sun came out after about 30 minutes and by the time I left it was up to 88 but the sun was getting intense.  All in all, it was truly enjoyable.

11 comments:

Andy said...

Wow... I never knew that cactus had such beauty.

biebkriebels said...

Beautiful photo's!

RedPat said...

How wonderful that the blossoms were out for you, Sharon!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Those are gorgeous blooms. Yes, getting to that point where it's too hot for hikes. Hoping to get at least one more in this summer.

bill burke said...

Stunning photos, Sharon!

Catalyst said...

I remember being amazed by a Saguaro blossom the first time I saw one.

Travel said...

So pretty

Allison said...

Those are my favorites of all the cacti. They are so beautiful. The blossom doesn't last long, so your timing was excellent!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How wonderful to see these exotic blooms again Sharon, I look forward to it each year. You must have been so happy to visit the Botanical gardens and that it was early and not too hot, here's to many more visits 💛

Karl said...

Wow, fantastic blooms, Sharon !

William Kendall said...

Wonderful colours.