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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Flowering Cactus

I think this is a San Pedro Cactus. The San Pedro cactus is night blooming, its fragrant white flowers bloom in July and are up to 9 inches in diameter (22 cm). I found these beauties in my backyard early this morning. They’ll appear all of a sudden, somewhat unexpectedly, and last just one day only (maybe two) before folding up and going away forever.







Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

10 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

How beautiful!!! :-)

fernvalley01 said...

So pretty!

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

Very beautiful!!! Its so nice to flowers from all around that we dont have here!

Paint Girl said...

So pretty! I wish we had those here!

jrosey said...

Wow - those are beautiful flowers. Too bad they don't stick around for longer! Have fun enjoying them for now! :)

Desert Rose said...

That is terrific...is it in your yard???

storybeader said...

great looking cactus!

Julia said...

As a botanist I have to love that!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Beautiful! The cactus here are flowering like crazy lately - I need to get pics!

Mountain Woman said...

Wow, how absolutely beautiful.

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