Thursday, June 14, 2012

Once a year...one day

He throws some water on them occasionally, but, he maintains, they're not suppose to need it.  I am dubious.  I water everything...but then I am a farm girl. What is it about these prickly creations that would make us stop in the middle of the road, in the middle of nowhere,  jump out and retrieve a tiny specimen to bring home?

Some just sit there for what seem like years, taking up space.  Some look like they are dead, or at the very least severely stunted and dehydrated. He tells me they are made that way - to withstand nature's cruelest tortures of the sun.

But then on some unnamed day at some random time in the continuum, the explode.  Your morning walk to get the paper is interrupted by the suddenness of it's appearing. The prickly orb sends forth its progeny, the frog prince is revealed and all is right with the world...or at least, Dave's cactus garden...








Laurel. Patience is a virtue.

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14 comments:

  1. There is so much beauty in the desert. I need to spend more time there. Great photos.

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    1. Thanks Stephen...I LOVE the desert. I guess that's why we have a cactus garden:)

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  2. Your words are so beautiful that they are a vision in themselves. The cactus blooms are gorgeous. Blissful day to you...

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    1. You are too kind. have a great day yourself!

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  3. Oh what beautiful pictures of these lovely wee flowers. I would be tempted to water them all the time too :))

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  4. These are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing them with Flower Art Friday. :)

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  5. This flower looks like a delicate origami. When they were folded from numerous tender leaves unfold, and would have an extra for your photo. Wonderful! I'm impressed and I get goosebumps at the sight of this work of art. Thank you! You set this drama very carefully staged. I wish you a wonderful sunny weekend last spring this year! Julie ♥

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  6. wow, this is an amazing surprise, indeed! i have never seen this flower before--so beautiful. and i love your macro shots.

    Singapore Daisy

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  7. Beautifully done! Cactus flowers seem s huge contradiction, like a special surprise form unexpected places. Your have photographed them beautifully.

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  8. Gorgeous! I was admiring these cacti in the Winter Garden some weeks ago.

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  9. Clicking on over from Flower Art Friday. What a delicate flower (and beautiful images) from such a rugged plant. Dave is right of course, they are made to take the heat and drought. But it is such a sign of hope and blessing when nature shows us life where things look lifeless. So very nice to find your blog.

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  10. Very lovely flowers. The white is especially beautiful.

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  11. Lovely progression of photos and really like your opening tale . . . the progeny of the prickly orb, revealing of the frog prince. Great writing, cool photos.

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  12. Stunning shots!

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

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