Wednesday 14 May 2014

Flora and Fauna

Once a year for a day or two, this prickly cactus becomes quite the beauty.

This year she out did herself, I would swear her flower was red last year, and yes she is a she, a guy can't be so pretty :)

As it only lasts for a day or two I took some pictures to keep this richness for longer to enjoy.

I would love a skirt like this a bit inspired by those lovely flower people in the animation movie Epic.

I googled for cactus flowers apparently their are many beautiful cactus flowers, but this one is the Echinopsis mamillosa. I know that if you plant the flower a new cactus will appear from it, but not sure how that works and to plant it.

As for the fauna, a large grasshopper visited us in the sewing room, I helped him to the great outdoors safely, a pity that you can't see its antenna's as they were huge I'm guessing about 10-11 cm (4- 4 1/2'').

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I never knew a cactus could bloom so beautifully! Great photos! :)
    Have a lovely day!