with pretty petals.
on bristly barbs.
with catty claws.
Cheers to you from The Holler’s captivating cacti~
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with pretty petals.
on bristly barbs.
with catty claws.
Cheers to you from The Holler’s captivating cacti~
217 thoughts on “Holler Blooms~”
These pics are superb and amazingly beautiful. It’s not easy to find such plants for picturing. You captured the greatest moments. Loved it. Have a nice day.
I am most happy you enjoyed & sincerely touched by your thoughtful words. Thank you დ
Most welcome. Each post brings a new page in nature’s delight . Sharing such rare things to the WP readers is highly appreciated. Thank you.
Lovely, luscious petals in contrast to all those spines! 🙂
Beauty with claws like cats! Thanks much Eliza დ
Grazie mille Laura დ
Oh wow! How amazing Cindy! These are incredible. Who knew cacti could be painful, awesome, and beautiful at the same time! 🌵🌺🌵 Thanks so much for sharing! 🥰
Kinda like people, no? Smiling. Thank you sincerely Kym. Much appreciated დ
Oh you’re absolutely welcome Cindy, and I agree with your analogy my friend. 🥰💖😉
Wow, Cindy, I have never seen these cacti bloom like this! Fantastic photos, well done! ❤️☺️
Honored and touched. Thank you very much John დ
What a delight! I’ve never seen cacti so captivating.
Smiling, capriciously captivating cacti! დ
Wow, these are absolutely beautiful. I have not seen cacti bloom like that.
You make me happy I posted them! Thank you Carla & cheers to you დ
So beautifully captured Cindy…magnificent flowers 🙂 x
Grazie mille Carol დ
I’m so impressed with the beauty of cactus blooms. Cindy, you’ve done them justice. Thank you!
You are most welcome Resa. Take good care my friend დ
So pleased you enjoyed & thank you დ
Your macros make magic of cactus blooms, Cindy! 💛
Thank you Teresa. The magic is in the blooms! დ
So beautiful. 🌵🏜
Thank you very much Jeff დ
You’re most welcome, Cindy. Always.
These are so amazing. I saw these in Arizona..beautiful images.
They are amazing plants that can survive in such hostile environments, and then create the most delicately beautiful blooms დ
Wow and Wow! Gorgeous photos, Cindy!
Thank you twice Lynette! Happy you enjoyed them დ
I love how cactus and other spiky plants have such beautiful and interesting flowers Cindy
They plod along defensive and spiky, and then spring comes and voila! დ
Beautiful! Perfect contrast.
Savage beauty. Delicate blooms amid vicious thorns დ
Cactus flowers are so magical… !!!
Yes. They are special დ
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You are such a lovely friend Gigi. Thank you დდ
So lovely. I have seen cacti blooming in Arizona, and this Southern girl was in awe at their beauty.
Makes me smile. Happy you enjoy them დ
Just gorgeous, Cindy!
Happy you enjoyed & thank you Sandy დ
Oh, these are gorgeous! You found some beauties!! 🌵 Beautiful work, Cindy.
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Michele დ
You’re right, Cindy. These are totally captivating and a sight most people never see. Who would guess that cacti could be so varied and beautiful? Glad you showed us the answer!
Your thoughtful words make me happy I posted Patty. Thank you & cheers დ
Oh, wow, Cindy. Aren’t these beauties!
Yes, beauty amidst the thorns დ
I always find cacti captivating, especially with pictures like these to view. Excellent close-ups, Cindy!
Thanks you so much and I am happy you enjoyed დ
Thank you Barbara დ
These are beautiful photographs of lovely flowers.
Grazie Anne დ
Awesome photos of these beautiful flowers.
Honored you think so Michael & thank you დ
Welcome. My pleasure.
Fabulous photos Cindy, as always
Thank you very much Sheree დ
I can never get over the cacti that have these beautiful bundles of flowers Cindy, like in your picture, from something that will bite so painfully. I know it is a great protection…but to draw us to it so strongly, then bite? Is that where narcissism comes from? Prickly personification…but don’t touch? 😂❤️🙏🏽
What fascinating observations Mark. The narcissism of savage beauty is seductive but dangerous დ
wonderful. cacti in bloom always seem so exotic to me…
Yes! I have lived amongst them all my life and they seem exotic to me too! დ
I love prickly pear cacti! Great photos. Thanks.
You are most welcome Darlene & cheers to you დ
These photos make being awake at 3:00 am a pleasure! Thank you. 🙂❤️
Now this comment makes me happy. If they cheered you at 3am, I am very happy I posted them. Be well my friend დ
And you, also, Cindy. 😎
Just fabulous, Cindy!
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Jo! დ
It’s rare for me to see pictures of cactus blooms. These are lovely.
I am so pleased to be able to share them with you Margaret დ
Derrick, you are not anonymous!!! Thank you kindly my friend დ
-Brilliant set of images! I love them all! Thanks, Cindy.
Your lovely comment makes me smile Isabel. Thank you & cheers დ
Wonderful images, Cindy! Thanks for sharing them with us!
Thank you more for your very kind appreciation დ
Your welcome …
I also have a prickly pear here in zone 6 of NH and it gives me the prettiest yellow flowers. Hope you are well.
How amazing is that! How on earth do they survive the NH winter? დ
I know right lol it gets very cold sometimes with more than a week below zero, so they are indeed hardy.
My parents lived in Dover. I can’t imagine a cactus surviving the winter there.
Just 20 min. ride from there and yes Prickly variety does 🙂 I thought a garden club member was kidding when I bought a piece from her at a fellow club’s plant sale but 3 years now mine is growing.
Hello Cindy. Great plants. I wonder if the flesh of any of them is edible.
Oh yes they are edible and quite good fried. Prickly pear, barrel, cholla, and saguaro are all consumable. I have only eaten prickly pear დ
Some friends of mine have cactuses at home and they do not impress me at all – just a briery plant. I believe they look like that because they are not at the natural environment. Looking at your pictures I understand that only being at the place of origin everything and everybody appear in all beauty.
Yes. Cacti are surprising plants. So defensive and formidable, but when in bloom, so delicate and beautiful დ
What beautiful blossoms!… I confess, when I read “Prickly Pears” I had to think of bear Balu’s song “Look for the bare necessities” in Disney’s wonderful Jungle Book. 😉
Have a fine weekend, and stay safe, dear Cindy!
Now I am hearing the song and seeing Baloo & smiling დ
Cacti blooms are so gorgeous. They are the epitome of “look but don’t touch”!
Kinda like a cranky cat! დ
Haha! Love it 🙂
Lovely blossoms and close-up details Cindy. Cheers! 🌷
Happy you enjoyed Brad & thank you დ
Truly a treat to see these cacti flowers, Cindy, thank you.
You are so welcome. Hope all is well with you დ
Beautiful! It’s amazing how something so ugly otherwise can produce such stunning beauty.
Yes! Exactly. Beauty hidden in the beast დ
Grazie mille Luisa დ
I am struck by how much beauty comes from the prickly thorns.
How much this reminds me of life.
Out of our thorniest moments can come the blooms of love and kindness.
Thank you, my friend. You never disappoint.
Yes! So beautifully expressed Sheila. Cacti are like life and people, beautiful but prickly. დ
I take it you’re back home, Cindy? How wonderful the Holler put on such a beautiful show for you! Thanks for sharing it here.
You are most welcome Debbie and yes, we are back and it is HOT! Take good care my friend დ
I really like their color. Beautiful blooms indeed!
Grazie mille დ
Wow, beautiful cacti blooms, some are uniquely beautiful!
Happy you enjoyed Amy & cheers my friend დ
The prickliest pear has the prettiest petals! დ
I love cacti – well, the blossoms, that is! 😉 Your pictures show them in all their beauty.
Thank you Pit დ
Smiling. Thank you Dani დ
Beautiful blossoms… 💞
Grazie mille Bette დ
They are fantastic Cacti. Amazing!
So happy you like them & thank you! დ
Amazing blooms…. Sending huge hugs on your travels <3
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Sue დ
Much appreciated. Thank you დ
Home sweet home, Cindy. I love visiting the Holler.
I love when you stop by Rebecca დ
The cacti is very, very captivating! Thank you, Cindy!
Smiling….Thank you Jennie & cheers to you დ
You’re welcome, Cindy. 😀
So pretty! Great captures of the contrast from the prickly to the delicate flowers.
So happy you enjoyed and thank you for letting me know დ
I always enjoy your pictures!
That makes me happy.
Love the clarity and color in this beautiful collection. They really shine 🙏🏼💐💛
You have captured these so well! I grew up with them all around. Thanks for sharing their unique beauty!
Thank you. You and I both. My grandfather who came from Bulgaria created the most amazing cactus garden in SoCal, that was featured in Architectual Digest, among others. For him cacti were quite exotic, and he graphed them and grew varities I have never seen since. He wasn’t a gardener. He was a judge. I learned everything about plants from him დ
So luscious 🙂
Yes. They hold water, but live in a dessicated environment დ
It’s so amazing that such delicate and beautiful flowers can come from prickly cacti!
Beauty in the beast! დ
Gorgeous! I love cactus flowers. You first picture is my favorite.
Thank you Janis. I loved the truly unique peach tones in these blooms too. Happy you noticed them დ
Thanks much my friend & cheers to you დდ
They were! ♥
How lucky are we to get a chance to see them bloom.. Thank you. 🙂
You make me very happy I posted them Nguyen. Thank you დ
It’s funny how something so prickly can have such pretty and delicate looking flowers.
Yes, beauty in the beast! დ
cacti charm–absolutely!! 🙂 Beautiful!
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Katie დ
De Rien mon ami Cindy. 🙂
Love the journey displayed. I like them in the bud stage, as still showing a hint of beauty. Thank you for sharing these.
Thank you more for your kind appreciation Mark დ
What wild beauties! They’re gorgeous…
So happy you think so Kimberlee and thank you! დ
Grazie mille დ
No doors off for these, lol. 🙂
Nope. Just Holler doors open დ
Wow! Amazing 👏. These flowers are beautiful. Thanks, Cindy.
Thank you more Beverley for your very kind appreciation & take good care დ
You are welcome 😊
Oh my, those are fantastical plants and shots Cindy. 🙂 <3
Ahhh…..Thanks so much my friend & cheers to you დ
How beautiful! 💗
Grazie mille Kymber დ
Amazing shots that show Cacti flowers in the most dramatic angles and colors!
Thank you for your thoughtful words my friend. I am happy you enjoyed the flowers & cheers to you დ
Oh, splendid, Cindy! I love cacti in bloom. Mine have done pretty well. (I have the opposite of a green thumb.) Except the prickly pears. Unlike your gorgeous ones, for some reason that variety just doesn’t grow in my garden. Doubly odd since they are so common here.
Thanks for this beautiful tour. Hugs on the wing.
So pleased you enjoyed Teagan & thank you. That’s odd that your pricklies won’t grow. They tend to be hardy. I want to get the lavendar prickly pears. They are so unique looking, with lovely blooms. Stay safe and well my friend and happy you stopped by დ
These are beauties for sure!
Much appreciated Kally. Thank you & cheers დ
Beautiful close-ups, Cindy. They seem to shout, “Enjoy, but don’t touch!”
Yes, indeed they do! Thank you Mitch & take good care დ
Wow! Great shots!
Merci beacoup mon Ami Sharon დ
You have some amazing prickly pears. My husband loves them but I will not grow them at Navasola. Too prickly and not of our region. But there are two in pots at the moment!
What a nice compromise! I want to get some of the lavendar ones დ
Such wonderful photos! Love the resilience and determination of these amazing plants.
Aren’t they incredible, blooming in such hostile circumstances დ
These photos make me feel super hopeful. Stunning colors! I’ve never seen plants like these before but now I want to. Simply beautiful.
I wish I could beam you right over! დ
Wow this is new to me💖💖💖💖
So happy to be able to introduce you & cheers to you! დ
Thank you Cindy💖💖💖 I’m so excited
Oooh! So much prickly loveliness to enjoy🤩They’re amazing plants 🪴 in how amongst all that prickliness (oucheee!!🌵)they still produce such a range of colourful flowerings 💐 😀
Sometimes dogs get injured on cacti, but Wolfie, of course would be far too smart for that! დ
Wolfie has seen far too many dog muzzles full of prickly things from too much canine curiosity, to get caught pit that way!😁
He is such a smart Wolfie and I have wolfie pics for him!!!
Oh wolf! Standing by for viewing!!