Where I share the world I have learnt to appreciate through my camera lens.
I am glad that you were there to share these lovely photos with us. 24 hours does not give you long, I probably would have waited to the next day and missed out! Have a good day Diane
beautiful and oddly sad.ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Isn't it glorious how such a beautiful bloom can come from a prickly and not so pretty stem!!!Ann
Wonderful to be able to enjoy the blooms, even if it's for a short time! Kate ABC team
What an amazing cactus flower! Now you have the photos though, so you can keep enjoying it!
Lovely flower!! Great macro of the centre.
Incredible, I love cactus flowers and there lies the reason to have as many as you can:)Paul
Hello.The beauty of a flower...even in its short-lived life. Wonderful captures! Thanks for sharing.The Confidence Of A Man
Wow! It looks big and interesting ! (*ﾟoﾟ*)Thank you for sharing so precious a cactus flower.
Love the center of the flower pictures. And your banner photo is amazing, I love all the details! How fun you are living in Italy. Thanks for stopping by, Laura
Hi Linda, that is some beautiful close-up detail. Capturing the beauty in such a short life is a satisfying part of photography for me. Loved your pictures!
It's a very Zen flower! And you were in the right place at the right time.
Just stunning! To think the bloom only lasts the one day....it puts forth such an effort to share such beauty!
Such a shame they live for a few ours, isn't it?I'm always very happy when ours come out!I hope everything is well with you, sorry for not commenting much lately, Summer is always a crazy period for work and things to do at home, I'm taking advantage of a very hot Sunday for a big bloggy catch up :)Michela x
Hi, i saw this cactus on Relindis side bar. I have our night bloomer posted today. we are in Florida, not sure where you are. but this one is a night bloomer to. all the beauty comes out at night and only last one day. ours blooms only in the dark and droops at daylight. our neighbors have one like yours. they are so pretty. did you know bats drink the nectar from yours and mine? in the dark.
just saw you are in Italy. i have noticed the flowers there are just like the ones here in Florida on other blogs.
The white petals are so delicate looking. Lovely images of all perspectives, Lindy. Glad you took the photos the day they were there. :)
I love white flowers and this one is beautiful and fascinating. How sad that the blossoming time was so short, but at least you got to capture it. The macro shots are gorgeous.
HOLY cow that's an amazing flower...... Gorgeous captures, ma'am.... Very awesome!! :-)
Beautiful captures. I love that flower, beautiful colors. Greetings.
Great pictures you show.Wishing you a good day / good new week.PS. - I have corrected the reference to my photoblog.Hanne Bente
Awesome flower - great captures, Lindy! :-) Dorthe
Hi Linda,Cacti are one of my favourite plants, due in no small part, to their ability to thrive in neglected conditions! (I am no huge gardener, or houseplant collector, as you might have guessed!)It is such a shame that their flowering span is so brief, as there are some brilliant examples of flower shapes and colours.I am not a big fan of white flowers generally, but yours looks like such a perfect specimen and is almost 'snowy' white in its purity.Lovely photos, but then they always are.Yvonne
For the Cactus flower life is short but beautiful. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous bloom. Hope all is well with you Lindy!Hugs,Jann
Lovely shots of these delightful flowers!
Wow the cactus flower is indeed so beautiful.
You are incredibly gifted - beautiful photos.
WOW! Sure is pretty!
I didn’t know cactus flowers have such ephemeral lives. The white flower with the tinge of pale pink is so lovely. My morning glories are also fleeting. They are open during the early morning time and close by mid-day.
What a gorgeous flower! Its fragile impermanence only enhances its beauty. At least it's found immortality through your stunning photos!
Echonopsis blooms are some of the most beautiful cacti flowers. I've posted mine here: http://oeirasdailyphoto.blogspot.pt/2012/05/night-bloom.html :-)
WOW! That is a very short lifespan for a flower.
Delightful captures of this stunning bloom.
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