The birds are chirping away and we even have little ones in a nest in our patio drainpipe.
And all around our park, you see the cacti in bloom. They are very beautiful and colorful. Here are some for you to enjoy as you await spring in your corner of the world.
|Bees were pollinating all around these flowers|
Barrel cactus flowers always grow at the top of
the plant. Fruits become fleshy and often juicy
when mature, but are not usually considered edible. The pulp is used to make candy.
Barrel cactus in full bloom
is loaded with very delicate flowers with a mild scent, similar to a tulip.
But you have to sniff carefully!
|This Prickly Pear cactus is loaded with buds |
waiting to blossom into yellow, delicate flowers.
|A "furry" looking cactus with red star-shaped flowers|