Monday, June 21, 2010

Cactus flowers

I have no green thumb. The only plants that do well for me are those that need either a lot of water or no water. I am always pleased when one of my cacti blooms like this one did. If you remember, I 'deflowered' one of my cacti last year when my tripod fell over on it. I took no chances with this one; used a long lens and no tripod.

Today is my mother's 86th birthday! Happy Birthday, Mother! Beginning of summer, too!

9 comments:

bfarr said...

Beautiful flower.

Rambling Round said...

Happy birthday to your mother, and I love your flower photo!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

Olivier said...

elles sont belles, une belle couleur

Thérèse said...

A beautiful firework display for a mother's birthday!

B SQUARED said...

A wonderful capture and best birthday wishes go out to your Mom from Northern Michigan. Cheers!

Daryl said...

Happy Birthday to your mom .. please tell her she raised a terrific woman!

Jacob said...

This is so wonderful! The more so when I read you used no tripod and a long lens! Such great colors and sharpness!

Happy birthday to your Mom!

Oh, I meant to tell you that I've read on good authority that a small piece of banana cake has no calories - well, not enough to worry about.

Now, if you go back and finish the whole thing...that's another story!

Tash said...

Happy, happy b-day to your mom. Mine was 81 last March. Those are most unusual looking cactus flowers. And the photo is divine.