Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cactus Flower

This cactus has been in my family for at least 30 years, maybe more. I inherited it from my parents. :D The only time I see it blooming is after a rain and we had rain yesterday.

This greeted me this morning when I walked out onto the deck. Doesn't it have any interesting green center?

Closed up for a mid-day rain.

Several hours after the today's rain, it was back to its full glory.

Until next time, God bless.


Crafty Sue said...

Lynn , I love Cactus and this one is Beautiful!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a lovely way to start the day.
That is so beautiful, good photos. I love the bright pink against the green.

Lynn said...

Crafty, I tried to identify this cactus but could not find anything on let's just say, it is a "Texas Hill Country" cacti species. :D

SQ, thanks for the compliments on the photos....I'm working on it. Finally, I'm beginning to be more successful on the macro setting. . . and maybe I will not have resort to re-reading the directions. lol

Butterfly Gardener said...

Love your pink cactus. I have yellow cactus that came from my husbands grandmothers house. She had transplanted it to her yard more than 3o years ago as well.
Plants hold so much history and can become a living time line.

Lynn said...

Butterfly, I'm sure you will agree that it is a wonderful and comforting reminder of those we loved.

Daisy Soap Girl said...

I love the fact that you had a plant for over 30 years. What a tribute to your family. Do you ever try propogate for friends? hint....hint! LOL Oh and yes its BEAUTIFUL.

Lynn said...

Daisy, interesting thought on propagating the cactus. Maybe the little thingies after the flower is the propagation. I'll look into it and let you know.

Of all the plants I've had over the years, this is the only thing to live, meaning I am dumb as a rock when it comes to plants. lol