The Good & The Bad (Echinopsis Blooom Series):
My Lil’ Diablito’s blooms (see pre-bloom photo) are finally starting to fade. The only reason I haven’t posted more photos is because I’ve been sitting outside this whole time STARING at it. When you look out the window, or walk through the gate into the back yard, it’s the first thing your eyes lock onto. And they don’t let go. The colors are so intense. It makes me think of something I learned a few years ago: human eyes can perceive only a part of the vivid color spectrum that flowers reflect, not including the ultra violet range. Birds and insects are the ones luckiest enough to see the world in that way and think of how incredible it must be. (I could probably phrase that better, but I’m hoping you get the point.)
This is a mix of photos taken at different times during the past three days. A few people have asked how large the blooms are. The answer is: Each one is bigger than my hand, now that they’re fully developed!
The good news is that I see more on the way! Hoo-ray!
Wowee! I didn’t know if it would actually happen today, but around 6 this evening, the most anticipated cactus blooms in my garden began their arrival. Welcome, Echninopsis ‘Flying Saucer!’
It’s amazing that you can actually sit and watch it happen. ¡Que drama! And it’s just the beginning. I think the colors will develop even further as the flowers continue to fill out.
The sun is making everyone happy today! Here are some fresh blooms to love.
I’ll be taking (and posting) a bunch of photos of my newly revised back-of-house garden in an hour or so, when sun hits the sweet spots. Keep an eye out for those! Some extremely colorful things are on the way.