Monday, August 27, 2012

Daily Inspiration: Rare Blooms

Have you ever seen a cactus bloom?
I'm used to seeing our little cacti (barrel, paddle, etc.) bloom, 
but I've never seen the big cacti bloom in person! So exciting!

Peruvian Torch Cactus
(Echinopsis peruviana)
A fast-growing, columnar cactus native to the western slope of the Andes in Peru.
(Don't mind my reflection in the window. This cactus happens to be surrounded by a bench and a bunch of other cacti- so, I took the easy route and took the picture from outside the window!)

On the left arm there are two more blooms getting ready to open! They measure 8-9 inches long!

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