Monday, July 16, 2012

Cacti in Florida

Yes, we have cacti in Florida. This was blooming in a forest.

17 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

How interesting. I would have thought you got way too much rain for cacti. But what do I know? (Don't answer that!)

hamilton said...

it is so dry here, perhaps we should grow more cacti?!

Halcyon said...

I have never seen a cactus bloom in person. It looks pretty. :)

PS: I've got a working computer again!!!

RedPat said...

Those flowers are going to be spectacular when they open!

Randy said...

Who knew. It's a nice one.

Kate said...

That's a rather prickly post...with plenty of soon-to-be-lovely blooms.

Olivier said...

"Le monde entier est un cactus
Il est impossible de s'asseoir
Dans la vie, Il n'y a qu'des cactus
Moi j'm'pique de le savoir

Aïe! Aïe! Aïe! Ouille! Aïe! Aïe! Aïe!" J Dutronc

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous tulips! ;-)

llandudnopictures said...

Blooming marvelous!

Birdman said...

Just wondering...
Been meaning ask you this-
Question: Who declared Ocala the 'Horse Capital of the World'? Why? Are there cowboys in Texas that might want to take Ocala on? A throwdown?

Dianne said...

the buds waiting to open look like spires
and the green is so lush

JM said...

Beautiful Opuntia in bloom. You know I love this! :-)

Judy said...

Whodathunkit!

Sharon said...

Very nice indeed. You know how I love a blooming cactus! This one has quite a few blooms.

Birdman said...

I wasn't questioning your fair city, just its title. Calm down, calm down. Man, that's one heck of a lot of 'horses' arses' isn't it?

petrolin50 said...

I think it's called prickly pear cactus. Beautiful flowers. We have one species of prickly pear which freezes in winter and grows in the gardens. It has very similar flowers ... I'm going to sleep now. Sincerely, Peter.

Cezar and Léia said...

Blessed Mother Nature!This cactus is wonderful!
Léia

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