Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happiness is...

A claret cup cactus!!
I have only seen these once before in my life,
and I love them so.
I am always on the lookout for them.
This is the only one I saw in Canyonlands this trip,
and it wasn't in full bloom,
and the cluster as a whole is relatively unimpressive...
but look at the buds.
When they all open, it will be spectacular.

And this is a full open claret cup.
These have to be the most beautiful flowers in the world.
Some day I want to retire to Tucson and have a yard full of these.

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