Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sam's blossoms



I had to post these extraordinary flowers. My friend Sam in Texas is out every morning in her garden capturing these amazing blooms. The buds bloom just at dawn and within a couple of hours of sunrise fold away. Right now she is in the midst of an awesome blooming season and many of these cacti are over 10 feet high.

9 comments:

paris parfait said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos! I love these cacti; have seen them in New Mexico and Arizona, but not Texas. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anne, they are beautiful....Sam

biene said...

How gorgeous! I have a cactus which has grown a couple of 'shoots' but is puny compared to these giants. Tx calls!

Jeremy said...

These are beautiful. Do the flowers coincide with the visit of a particular bird?

the Caitlinator said...

Wow, these are amazingly gorgeous. I want a ten-foot cactus with flowers like these, too.

Jennifer said...

Wow, these are stunning!

Susannah said...

What beautiful flowers! natures always amazes me... thank you for bringing a bloom into my home
Sx

vicci said...

These are really beautiful! What are they called?

organicpixel said...

Very pretty, cactus flowers are rather intriguing. My in-laws have several amazing HUGE cactus in their yard which have been a source of awe and treasured photo ops. A definite reward for the early riser!