Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fuscia Cactus Flower

It is the beginning of a New Year! Time to share a gorgeous fuscia cactus flower from my backyard.

I am fortunate that this cactus continues to bloom each year. It is called echinocereus stramineus.

Nature provides us such beautiful treasures to enjoy!

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20 comments:

ruma2008 said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 TO YOU!

I bless you and yours splendid departure!!

From the Far East.
ruma

Bill S. said...

Flowers in your back yard? Beautiful. Give me four months and I will have some. Happy New Year.

Birdman said...

I can DREAM can't I? 10 inches of snow here today! Makes me long for summer.

Jacob said...

That is a wonder of nature and what a joy to find it in your own yard!

Thanks for greeting, Julie, and we wish you a new year filled with happiness, joy and prosperity.

brattcat said...

Ahhhh. Such color. When I look out my window everything is trimmed in white.

Diane AZ said...

What an amazing flower! When I look closely, it's almost like a flower within a flower. Happy New Year!

Leif Hagen said...

Amazing beauty from the desert! Lovely!
Your photo yesterday was awesome, too!

JM said...

Gorgeous!

David Lorell said...

Desert flowers are such an inspiration to me. And so are you, Julie. Thanks for pioneering into David Lorell country and bringing me luck.
I am always amazed by the stunning beauty of Scottsdale every time I visit SDP. You're the perfect vehicle to convey it, being such an amazing artist with that camera.
I wish you another delightful year in '10. How will we say that... just "Ten"? Sounds funny to me. We had "Oh Nine" last year, maybe "Oh Ten" now because there's still a zero before it. Here I go rambling again... but it was well worth it...
Thanks Julie
David
;)
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Lois said...

It's so delicate Julie and the color is beautiful! Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

What gorgeous color!!

Thiên said...

That is so beautiful Julie! Happy new year to you. Hope 2010 is super fab for you!!!!

PAK said...

I like the idea of flowers in winter :) (Well, Your winter weather is quite different, than our, in Poland.)

glenda said...

What a beautiful color this is. Hope you are ready for the New Year because here we are!

Jarart said...

Cactus flowers are so luscious!

Inverness Daily Photo said...

I understand that cacti only bloom very briefly once a year so it must be a great joy to see it.

Leeds in Yorkshire daily photo said...

Beautiful flower Julie.
It is bleak and cold here in Yorkshire.
Have a wonderful New Year.
Paul

Tony said...

Happy New Year! I wish we had flowers blooming in our neighborhood now... Beautiful fuscia cactus. I'll be stopping by frequently!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Ohh vibrant, thanks for the scientific name so I can look it up. What other desert plants are blooming now?
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Sally said...

No sharks (I hope) where I swim!!!
Thanks for the new year greetings -a bit tardy in reply - I am on holidays!
Happy New Year!

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