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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cactus Flowers

I really don't share my husband's love of cactus, however when they bloom, they are spectacular.



This is an Echinopsis hybrid,  


Such a tiny little plant, but when it throws it's tall bloom stalks, you just know something wonderful is about to appear.





The petals of the flowers almost look like you can see through them and so perfectly placed.


I think this is the Lord's way of showing us there is spectacular beauty in all things, even what seems to be ugly cactus.


I am joining the following parties:
Katherine at Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday





26 comments:

  1. Wow! I've never seen cactus flower before, these look absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these pics Marty... so delicate looking and such a pretty color:) When I think about cactus,the prickly thorns come to mind, but these flowers look so beautiful!Thanks for taking these pictures:)Hugs,Poppy

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  2. Oh Marty, they are just beautiful. I really need to get me some of those. I totally agree with you, God loves to show us beauty can come out of something ugly (at least I think cactus is ugly). Anyway, I'm really happy that you shared these.

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  3. Goodness, they cetainly are gorgeous blooms!
    Rose H

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  4. Just beautiful Marty..Hope and pray all is well in your world..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  5. Those are so pretty. I remember seeing the blooming cacti when we visited Scottsdale several years ago.

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  6. Very pretty flowers Marty! Just don't get too close:@)

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  7. Oh my Marty, they are spectacular!
    Thanks for sharing, your hubby has a spectacular green thumb!
    Hugs dear,
    Cindy

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  8. Gosh...the blooms are beautiful...I like cactus, but have just never taken the time to purchase one...Might just have to put this on my list..
    Have a good one!
    Shug

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  9. Such pretty blooms . Wonderful photos of them ! Have a good day !

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  10. We don't see too many cactus here... ;-D and I have never had one for a plant. The flowers are just gorgeous though!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. I love your analogy about seeing beauty in all things, that is very true. These are really unusual. I don't think I have seen a cactus flower. xo

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  12. Oh, that is so pretty! I've never seen too many catus in bloom and this one is really spectacular. Only God can make a beautiful bloom on a prickly ol' cactus.

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  13. I am not a cactus person either, Marty, but the flowers are lovely. Do you remember when they used to sell those little cactus plants at the five and dime and they had those little straw flowers stuck on them? For YEARS I thought those were real blooms. Yes...sometimes I AM blond! xo Diana

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    1. They just bloom once a year, and they only last for about a day, but they are totally unreal when they do bloom.

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  15. Wow Marty, who knew they could be so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Je suis éblouie par la fleur magnifique et délicate de votre cactus... Incroyable!
    gros bisous

    Merci pour vos superbes photos et ce beau partage.

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  17. Oh Marty, those blooms are spectacular! They each so unique and really almost elegant looking! Love them!

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  18. Your cactus are beautiful...I have never had luck with them...I think I tend to over water them!!

    Have a great week!

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  19. Marty..they are perfection. Like you, I am not a fan of them either..but the flowers are unreal! Gorgeous!
    Sort of like some people...some are sort of thorny and cranky...but when they break down and smile..the sun comes out!

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  20. I don't think I've ever seen a cactus flower. I never thought about it until this post. That's beautiful, and I agree 100% that God has a lesson in the cactus.

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  21. Marty,
    Hi!
    Those cactus flowers are so pretty. I usually drown all the cactus plants I bring into the house. I have had many.
    Pat

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  22. Marty, the flowers are gorgeous! I didn't know cactus could bloom such beautiful flowers! Very pretty and interesting!

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  23. Wow that is so beautiful Marty. I have a couple of cactus that have never bloomed. What a grand show.

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  24. Wow! I've never seen a blooming cactus like it. It's beautiful!!!

    Dee

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