Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cactus in Spring

These are some of the cactus blooming in our backyard currently. It still amazes me that a dangerously prickly plant like this can produce such beautifully delicate flowers such as these. I love how the buds start out that great peachy color and then turn to the yellow when open.

The one pot is filled with the yellow flowers right now and it is situated near the cactus with the purple pads. Mother Nature must understand the color chart by showing these complementary colors together! I am waiting for the purple cactus to start opening the buds, I can't remember quite what they look like when open. Photos to follow when that happens!

One of the things I enjoy about blogging and reading the blogs of others is I see what inspires each person and it tells us a little something about them. I am not sure what these photos say about me, but I do know they inspire me!


RHCarpenter said...

Love those purple and green cacti - wonder what color the flowers will be??

Barbara Sailor said...

Your photographs are beautiful and the colors of the cacti are so unusual. You are so lucky to have such beautiful inspiration so close.


Vicki Greene said...

Great photos of beautiful flowers.