We interrupt this broadcast

Posted: March 30, 2021 in flowers
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We’ve been walking at the Desert Botanical Gardens, but let’s take a moment to look in our own garden. A year ago, the flowers of the torch cactus welcomed us to Arizona with three different rounds of flowers. Now it’s blooming again. My parents have an enormous one with huge flowers. Ours is small, but also beautiful. Torch cactus come in a variety of colors, which you can see if you click here.

The one on the right will likely be full-blown tomorrow morning. It makes every day an adventure. Until they bloom, the flowers have a rather sci-fi look.

Bees love flowers and this bee was having a good time. But when I tried to get close for a better shot, it would go just inside, then zoom away. This was the best I could do. You can see him at the bottom right, looking a little fuzzy, but then bees are. Just FYI, his antennae aren’t curly, those are dark lines in the flower. It would look pretty cool, though, if they were.

also for Cee’s Flower of the Day

  1. I always think it is a miracle to see a cactus with flowers…the only cacti-thing what got flowers in our house was a carrion flower and that was a special event LOL

  2. restlessjo says:

    They are just simply fabulous! Well, not so simply, really 🙂 🙂

  3. I’ve visited Arizona a couple of times but it’s been years and well before I became immersed in gardening so those gorgeous blooms adopt such a prickly plant is pretty darn amazing. Love the bee!

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    So very beautiful!

  5. peggy says:

    Gorgeous – simply gorgeous.

  6. Dan Antion says:

    What a beautiful flower. I can see why the bee was attracted. Happy little guy 🙂

  7. It’s beautiful! I think the year went by fast.

  8. Ally Bean says:

    Gorgeous. The colors are amazing. Your photos do them justice.

  9. Beautiful flowers.

  10. Cee Neuner says:

    I saw these absolutely wonderful photos earlier today. Thanks so much for adding to FOTD 😀

  11. Amy says:

    Lovely pink cactus flowers. The close-up shot is incredible!!

  12. belocchio says:

    Truly breathtakingly beautiful. Almost unreal and out of this world gorgeous. Cheers Janet, Virginia

    • Good morning, Virginia. Nice to hear from you. I hope your week’s off to a good start. Every day I look out to see how the flowers are doing. They only last a day or two, so I have to enjoy the beauty while I can.

  13. Resa says:

    Amazing how gorgeous cacti flowers can be. I’m always impressed. They are like beauty and the beast!