Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Illumination

I love taking photos in the very late afternoon. I think it's interesting to see how cactus spines look when the last rays of the sun illuminate them. Here are a few I took last evening.






And, because this is Bloomin' Tuesday, here is cactus flower that opened yesterday. It loves rain, and seems to bloom every time we have summer rains.

Echinopsis x 'Los Angeles'

21 comments:

PGL said...

What a beautiful pink bloom on that last cactus Aiyanna. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!

Ashraf shreif said...

very nice photo ,bloom ECHINOPSIS is beautiful ,but here not flower in this time.

Dee said...

That flower is just gorgeous- I love the light pink color! The rains have really been something here too! My yard is soggy and full of debris and weeds!

Teri C said...

That light just makes these spectacular!! and that flower is so gorgeous.

Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Sweetie said...

The last cactus plant has such a beautiful bloom. I find the spines facinating. To think that I am thrilled when I get a bloom from a Christmas cactus.
Sweetie

beckie said...

Aiyana, wonderful pictures of your cacti. The sun's angle does show them off better. Of course, my favorite is the 'Los Angeles'!

Ginni Dee said...

I always love your photos, but that flower is stunning! How is it that cactus without flowers look so dangerous, but their blooms are always some of the most delicate and beautiful?

verobirdie said...

the echinopsisxLos angeles looks so delicate. The color is awesome.
I think you were right, morning glory days are here. Difficult not to see them right now :-)

Carla said...

Beautiful Cacti! With the light behind it is called backlighting, isn't it? Just makes those THORNS look like touchable fuzz! Beautiful!

Jean said...

Love the photos with the sun showing their spines! Awesome! The pink in this cactus flower is amazing! It looks so delicate especially compared to the cactus. I think this is my favorite! Great Bloomin' Tuesday post! Jean

Laurie and Chris said...

Your cactus and sun pictures are so pretty. I love the flower on the Echinopsis x 'Los Angeles'. The color is so pretty.

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

The delicate pink flowers on the Echinopsis x 'Los Angeles' looks exquisite. My daughter would love it ;-)

Suzy said...

You are right...the lighting on the cactus is awesome....and the pink bloom is beautiful, so delicate.

Anne Fannie said...

Aiyanna, I just love all your cactus plants but that pink flower is just gorgeous!

Gail said...

They sure do look sharp;) needle sharp and beautifully photographed. They are beauties especially Los Angelos!

Gail

Julie said...

That Los Angeles is so gorgeous!!!!

gardenpath said...

I see what you mean about the light. Very lovely.

chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

I love cactus flowers.
That afternoon light is my favorite kind of light at my favorite time of day. Beautiful. The spines look like back lit hair.

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Moe said...

Great photos!

Tracy said...

The light in these pics gives them almost an aura, a glow. Really cool pics.