Monday, March 31, 2014

More Flowering Cactus


Around noon, my friend Deb called me.  Last year  there was a cactus that had an unusual shape!  (Well -- to us old ladies and wild imaginations; it did!)




The nature of Deb's call was to let me know that this unusual shaped cactus was blooming. 
 It had four blooms today. 
 Each bloom would only last twenty-four hours.  


This afternoon I walked over to Deb's condo complex and took photos. 
 I think the close ups are stunning. 
 I don't know what kind of cactus it is but I think the blooms are beautiful.


Don't you agree?


And that's the way it is...................



20 comments:

  1. really is beautiful! laughed at your 'before' shot. :)

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  2. Yes, I certainly do agree!! Beautiful. So glad you captured them, since they only last 24 hours. Really lovely.

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  3. Those are gorgeous and unusual. Almost look like a rose.

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  4. Those were everywhere in this park for a while, so sad that the blossoms only last a day. People here called them Easter cactus.

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  5. HA HA on the first shot... it is ODD... and these photos are beautiful, you captured their beauty. our neighbor has these so i do know the name Cereus Chalybaeus or Moonlight Cactus... this is a post i did last year
    http://www.snapperone.blogspot.com/2013/07/cereus-chalybaeus-re-post-91909.html

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  6. Yes, we old ladies must use our imagination...dangerous as that can be. lol
    The Moonlight cactus is absolutely beautiful in bloom. I didn't realize they only bloom 24 hrs. Amazing!

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  7. Stunning is the right word for these flowers....glad you got those close ups

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  8. I do agree...they look so delicate.

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  9. You should try a night photo!! Such beautiful blooms:)

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  10. Those blooms are gorgeous! I love seeing the beauties that arise from these cacti.

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  12. I think the blooms are amazingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing the photos. i do not get to see cactus so this is a treat.

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  13. Muffy, Yes, I'd stay later too...central and southern part of the state doesn't have as much...AND we're forecast for another 8 inches tomorrow...thank God it's starting to warm up, tho. I cannot get over how gorgeous and satin-like, those cactus blooms are. Bring home warm weather....thanks in advance-LoL

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  14. ohhhhh, now that's "interesting"!! gorgeous blooms, you captured them beautifully!!

    debbies make good friends ;)

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  15. Those are beautiful blooms. They work so hard and last such a short while.

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  16. Hard to believe such pretty blooms happen on those spiny plants. ;))

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