It's Barrel Cactus blooming season, and all of my barrels have flowers now. Each cactus, even those in the same species have slightly different color flowers. The flowers are long lasting, and the Barrels will continue producing flowers until late September.
This seedpod was still on the cactus from last year's flower. It sometimes takes a whole year before the seedpods dry and drop off the cactus. I split it open so you can see the numerous black seeds inside the pod.