Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Among the Thorns...Much Beauty

 

The Toothpick Cactus grows to a height of between 15 to 25 feet and is often a jumble of arms in every direction.  However, it produces the most exquisite white blooms.  Contrary to most cactus, it blooms most of the year.  The fullest display is in the spring but I've seen blooms well into the winter months.

If you look closely in this photo, you can see a bloom near the very top and center and another one straight down near the middle of the photo.  There are several more visible in that jumble of thorns.


I photographed most of them and put them in this little collage of white blooms.  Out of that big, ugly and wicked looking cactus comes these delicate flowers.  Another one of nature's miracles.  


13 comments:

Andy said...

It looks gorgeous. One of Mother Nature's many gems.

biebkriebels said...

It looks beautiful all those flowers.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful indeed.

Travel said...

Thank you for sharing, something few people have seen in person

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It never ceases to amaze me that this cactus throws out such beautifully exotic flowers Sharon, isn't nature just fabulous 💙

RedPat said...

They are so beautiful, Sharon!

Steve Reed said...

Those are some serious thorns!

Catarina said...

Yes, one of nature's miracles!

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bill said...

Absolutely beautiful! Mother Nature puts on a grand show.

Gemel said...

Beautiful indeed.

Thérèse said...

Mother nature!