Beautiful desert blooms – Echinopsis Cactus Flowers

The last time we were in Arizona it was long after the blooming season and a few months before the next one.  All I was able to see was one lonely cactus bloom then, but this time?  I hit the jackpot because many of the cacti and wildflower species were still blooming!  We went to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona (if you haven’t gone, go!) and I along with quite a few other photographers all clustered around this one section of cacti – the echinopsis or Easter Lily cactus – that produced some amazing flowers that I have never seen before.  We were told by one of the docents that it opened at night and closed as the day went on so go and check it out.   Good thing we went as soon as the gardens opened else I would’ve missed this amazing sight.

From chatting with some of the other photographers there (Hi Tom and Jethro) I learned that many local photographers come there often – sometimes even daily – when it’s blooming season because each day offers new opportunities.  How wonderful to be able to do that.

Echinopsis pink 5261w

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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21 Responses to Beautiful desert blooms – Echinopsis Cactus Flowers

  1. bulldog says:

    love the photo…

  2. Ingrid says:

    I’m glad you decided to stop at the Botanical Gardens, especially this time of year 🙂

  3. DeDivahDeals says:

    Beautiful! aaah Jethro?

  4. Val says:

    Very beautiful!!! Post more! You’re teasing us!!!! lol

  5. GoodLooknOut says:

    Ummmm I had no idea that cactus’ had flowers in them. It’s beautiful though! Miss you aunty!

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    Good timing, Teri. That must have been a sight to see!

  7. Very nice photo. I’m afraid I never made it to the botanical gardens when I lived in the Phoenix area.

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