Cactus Flower


Blooming only once a year, this cactus down the road from where I live has done its duty.


I took these photos of the sole remaining bloom yesterday. As I drove by today, it had closed up shop. The show is over for 2014.


Beauty is fleeting.



About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. I am a retired nurse case manager. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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31 Responses to Cactus Flower

  1. afsheenanjum says:

    I never thought cactus has such a wonderful flower. It is beautiful. You have some nice clicks here. Keep up the good work.
    May Allah bless you and your loved ones. ameen


  2. rommel says:

    I would say, it’d be nice to touch it… looking at the last picture. Then again, it looks so delicate.


  3. thirdeyemom says:

    Amazing Angeline!!! Especially photo 2! You know I love flowers especially cactus flowers. This is stunning!


  4. Fabulous shots! I wondered if it had a scent too and saw your reply above. Such beauty deserves a fragrance … I’m so glad you captured it for us. That second shot has a Georgia O’Keeffe quality to it!


  5. Jo Bryant says:

    How special is that. Once a year it graces the world with its beauty then vanishes leaving us wanting more and waiting


    • Angeline M says:

      And wait we must; there is no other way. Funny how I start watching it closely every year around this time to monitor; the rest of the year I drive by and it’s just another cactus.


  6. Madhu says:

    Gorgeous shots Angeline!! We had one of these ephemeral beauties on the plantation and the spotting of a bud was always cause for much excitement 🙂


  7. Amy says:

    How beautiful! I’ll never guess it’s cactus. Love the second one, perfect lighting and beautiful macro shot.


    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Amy. I don’t think we really think beauty like this when we think of a cactus. The second photo was snapped just as the sun started to break through cloud cover.


  8. pattimoed says:

    What a gorgeous flower! I didn’t know the cactus bloom was so pretty.


    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks Patti; I didn’t know of how beautiful they could be until we moved to the area right down the road from this group of cacti, and I started seeing the blooms every year.


  9. suej says:

    Beauty can indeed be fleeting… but all the more worth seeing when it is present 🙂


  10. ShimonZ says:

    lovely flower, Angeline… and beauty is fleeting… sometimes.


  11. They are stunning, and the second one radiates with the shadows of the petals.


  12. What a wondrous thing! I love that greeny core with its complicated reproductive organs (I was going to say hermaphrodite, but I’m not sure how this beauty actually works!). 🙂 Seriously, it’s an unusual and dramatic bloom. Does it have a scent as well, Angeline?


    • Angeline M says:

      I am blown away by these flowers; I don’t know either how they reproduce (see comment in yestetdays black and white from firebonnet). This flower had no scent.


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