Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WW: Prickly Pear Cactus Flowers

Prickly Pear Cactus Flower Photo
"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
- Henry James

Last Friday afternoon was the first time I'd been to Cape Henlopen State Park since mom and I climbed the World War II Observation Tower in early spring. The prickly pear cacti are celebrating the start of summer by blooming with gorgeous yellow flowers! The transparency of the pretty petals give them a similar sheen to tissue paper.

23 comments :

  1. How pretty! I always see the cutest little cacti plants at the store and would love to get some but between the cats, my son, and my own natural clumsiness I just don't see it ending well haha

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  2. Beautiful close up and lovely colour

    Have a cactustastic week ;-)

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  3. Beautiful shot! Happy Wordless Wednesday! :)

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  4. Lovely macro shots! I am always amaze of the details of a flower =) #WW

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  5. Beautiful floral shot . . . again.

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  6. You always get such great closeup shots.

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  7. Yellow flowers always seem to make me smile. Love them :)

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  8. So pretty! And so delicious in a cocktail! ;)

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  9. Cacti are able the only plant I can keep alive...lol! Good thing they have such pretty flowers :)

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  10. Such a pretty flower, so delicate looking.

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  11. Wait. Cactus have flowers that are pretty? I knew they flowered, but I never imagined they could look like that. Beautiful!!!

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  12. I think it's cool that a cactus flowers. I don't see much cacti, so I definitely don't see many cactus plants with flowers.

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  13. Don't you love prickly cacti with delicate flowers?

    Guess what? I finally got my button done! :) I grabbed yours for next week! :)

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  14. nice shot! I love the flowers..and taking pictures of them will always be nice :)..

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