Monday, June 18, 2012

Colorful Cacti! Don't miss it!

My parents, like a lot of people, were never very into cactus gardens, but when they moved into their home in Ojai, there was one waiting for them out back, with some enormous specimens. The thing is, in spring they got an amazing surprise. It doesn't last long but it's pretty spectacular! It seems like a spontaneous event, but if the cactus could talk, they would perhaps tell us, "We wait all year for this!"

Back in the shadows, mid photo, it's difficult to see a huge cactus that is 20-something feet across!


Please help me let go of any rigid
"black-and-white" thinking
and be open to new ideas
that can change my life for the better.
Help me to listen with my heart,
not my mind.

Christel Nani
from Guidance 24/7

Can you believe we've past the midpoint of June?
Where is the time going?!

Anyway, hope you are enjoying summer so far!
Busy getting things together for another art show
but more on that later!

Blessings and to you all!


Jane said...

Wow! Stunning cactus flowering, great shots !

Tammie Lee said...

cactus are amazing as are succulents, I loved seeing your gorgeous images.

donna baker said...

I never knew a cactus garden could be so beautiful.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

There you go again...shadowing me! I just bought my mom a beautiful barrel cactus for her collection for her birthday yesterday! How lovely to be within their environment. When I went to Arizona years ago, I simply marveled at the huge saguaros standing gaurd everywhere! Sure doesn't feel like summer here...rain, grey and cool. Send some up north will you?!

Anonymous said...

Superbes fleurs de cactus! Je ne pensais pas que les couleurs pouvaient ├¬tre aussi ├ęclatantes!

Marty said...

very beautiful cactus flowers !
amazing colours
have a nice day

Joop Zand said...

Lovely pictures, really a nice place for photographers.

Greetings, Joop

KathyA said...

Beautiful! Cacti are amazing in their beauty and resilience.

PS We were in Europe for 15 days. Loved Italy and Greece!!

Floriana Quaini said...

Ciao, beatiful photos!
I know that some cactus flowers have a few hours of life and that in cactus there is a big contrast between flowers and "spine"...
this is their beauty"
Ciao, ciao, Floriana