Thursday, April 5, 2012

CACTUS FLOWERS

We have not been in the desert this late in the year.  The cacti flowers are amazing.  Before full-timing our experience with cacti was limited to house plants that sat forever and did nothing.  Didn't require much maintenance, very little water, but did nothing!

Now we see.... just amazingly beautiful.  I am trying to learn all the names.  Help me if you can.

Oleander (also comes in white, purple, yellow and orange)

Organ Pipe

Don't know what they are called.  They are huge.

Not sure but I think, blossom on type of barrel cactus


No idea, but they look like strawberries.

A HUGE one of those that I think are barrel cactus

No idea

Again no idea

Not sure but I think this is called dead cactus

Shot at night, and it was lavender coloured

Prickly Pear

Close up of Prickly Pear
So help me out in the comments if you can.

3 comments:

hobbea said...

Wow and Wow. I would have loved to see that sight! Gorgeous photos!
The one looks like Blue Yucca to me.

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Wonderful photos. I love the desert this time of year! ~wheresweaver

Wanderin' said...

This time of year is the most gorgeous with all the desert flowers in bloom. I'd have to put my thinking cap on and it doesn't work very well in the evening. Nice photos.