cautiously optimistic….




35 responses

  1. I’m hoping to catch some flowering cacti of my my own tomorrow. I’m hoping they will be as good as these.

    May 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    • Thank you, Emilio…..did you get out there and catch some? πŸ™‚

      May 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      • I was out there, but they had not bloomed yet. Of course, it has been wet and relatively cool. Next week it’s supposed to warm up, but I won’t be able to go and check on them. Hopefully, the week after.

        May 29, 2015 at 9:39 pm

        • Yeah, we’ll be into the hundreds next week, so I imagine that you guys will be creeping up that way, as well…good temps to wake-up the cacti…..

          May 29, 2015 at 9:42 pm

  2. These are utterly luscious. Nothing quite like a cactus blossom to shine out in the desert. Glorious colors.

    May 26, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    • Luscious? How wonderful!

      May 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm

  3. So beautiful!

    May 27, 2015 at 2:51 am

    • They are kind of sweet, aren’t they? πŸ™‚

      May 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm

  4. Beautiful!

    May 27, 2015 at 3:30 am

    • Thanks, Allen…. Part of a short season of “pretty” out in the desert.

      May 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm

  5. Making me miss it again! At least NH is coming into its own set of colors and flowers finally, so the pull of the desert is beginning to lessen (at least until winter)

    May 27, 2015 at 3:31 am

    • I’m glad you’re finally crawling out of your deep-freeze up there, Laura…it must be nice to see the rich greens again. πŸ™‚

      May 29, 2015 at 9:37 pm

  6. Ah, amazing flowers…
    Our pot of cactus has stood on the window ledge for at least 25 years. It’s still the same as when it went into the pot. Perhaps it needs to go into the microwave for 10 minutes, that should warm it up a bit!

    May 27, 2015 at 5:34 am

    • Umm….. Scott, why are you cautiously optimistic?

      May 27, 2015 at 5:36 am

      • Umm….the thorns maybe?? I can’t tell if you’re joking from way across the pond there….so I’ll just assume that you are. πŸ˜‰

        May 29, 2015 at 9:39 pm

        • Hmmm, take everything I say with a pinch of salt…and tongue in cheek….and dubious, doubtful and downright deniable.

          May 31, 2015 at 4:03 pm

          • Ok….I shall proceed accordingly. πŸ™‚

            June 4, 2015 at 7:38 am

    • Yes, rather amazing….and I don’t think I’d do the microwave thing with your 25 year-old pot of cacti…it would probably make them nice and juicy…probably ready to make jelly out of them. πŸ™‚

      May 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      • Most things that I put in the microwave tend to explode……well the gerbil did anyway……

        May 31, 2015 at 4:06 pm

        • Oh, my…..!

          June 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

          • …..of course you know I was joking…..don’t you?……. but perhaps overstepping the mark?

            June 6, 2015 at 2:07 pm

          • Of course, that was a joke….yes, I got that. πŸ™‚

            June 6, 2015 at 4:26 pm

  7. protected flower .
    wow one

    May 27, 2015 at 9:05 am

    • Thank you, San Jeet…. “Wow” is good. πŸ™‚

      May 29, 2015 at 9:40 pm

  8. Liana


    May 27, 2015 at 7:25 pm

  9. Fantastic colours, Scott

    May 29, 2015 at 4:04 am

    • Thank you, Andy…they took care of the hard part, though. πŸ™‚

      May 29, 2015 at 9:40 pm

  10. very nice !

    May 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    • Thank you, Rock-hopper. πŸ™‚

      June 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

  11. They are stunning, Scott! What a beautiful sight!

    May 31, 2015 at 5:15 am

    • A bright spot in the desert, Susan….and thank you.

      June 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

  12. Cactus blossoms have a quality that no other flowers have, and live in a place of which I have fond memories.

    June 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    • They are rather distinctive, aren’t they, Terry? Glad to re-fuel the memories for you. πŸ™‚

      June 4, 2015 at 7:40 am

  13. settleandchase

    Amazing flowers! And great title..every rose has its thorn..?!

    June 16, 2015 at 9:14 am

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