Tag Archives: Cactus Flower

Our Cherished Friend, the Bee

    Taken with an ancient iPhone 6+ (8MP). He and I played peekaboo for quite a while the other day.  He would come up from the depths to take this view of “the creature who watches me”, and then … Continue reading

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Fading Flowers

We were lucky enough to catch these cactus flowers on three subsequent days as they went through their life cycle. Above is as buds. And below is in full flower. And this is as they are closing up shop. There … Continue reading

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One-Day Red Cactus Flowers

I found these beautiful cactus flowers today on our walk around the park. I think these are the kind that are open for only one day, but I will check tomorrow to be sure. I didn’t have my camera with … Continue reading

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Red Fishhook Cactus Flower Life Cycle

These flowers fascinate me . . . and the bees, too. Can you see the bee in here? He burrows in, covers himself with the pollen, comes up for air and then immediately dives in again on the next flower. … Continue reading

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To Bee or Not to Bee

Click on a photo to enlarge it. We had a most violent storm last night – nothing like I’ve ever experienced here. It was more like the hurricanes I remember from Florida. We fretted about our wildlife friends while we … Continue reading

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