Pink Cereus Flower

Generally I’m not a fan of the color pink, but this beauty caught my eye when it bloomed in the front yard of one of my neighbors. As it turned out, this was just the first of several dozen blooms which erupted in wash of fuscia over her collection of cactus. These are night-blooming Cereus, which are cactus that only bloom at night and only for a few days of the years. When the sunshine hits the blooms soon wither away, so if you see one, check it out right then. A macro lens is best, if you want to get a detail photo of the intricate center of the blossoms. These cactus are native to the Sonora Desert.

Image copyrighted Martha Lochert. Use and reproduction prohibited without proper licensing.

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