Friday, August 2, 2013

Once A Year In Summer



Gymnocalycium sp. and Parodia magnifica

27 comments:

Arija said...

. . . and there is nothing like it when it does happen.
One of our cousins bred cacti in the US and sent me some of his seeds. I don't know how viable they are now but would gladly send them to you if you wish.

Gunn said...

Gosh!!
They are beautiful!
How did you get your interest for cactus/plants and flowers?

Great images!

Happy weekend!

brattcat said...

stunning.

Hilde said...

sooooo beautiful!!!!!!!

JM said...

@Arija: Thank you so much, it's very kind of you, but I don't think I have any more space at the moment! :-)

@Gunn: My father loved gardening and I didn't care at all. Every time he asked me to help him with our garden I did it but I was really bored. Then I went to Africa for the first time in 1973 and I was totally overwhelmed by the tropical flora and the strengh of nature in general. Years later I visited Mexico and fell in love with cacti! :-)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

We're lucky to these sort of flowers all year round in Malaysia :)

JM said...

@Duncan: These are cacti blooms. They bloom once a year.

Rhodesia said...

They are beautiful. Have a good weekend Diane

Lowell said...

I shall reiterate: You are a floral photographer. These are exquisite blossoms and your photos capture their beauty perfectly. Therefore, it behooves thee (see I can talk funny when I want to) to find the people who want to publish a book of your flower photos. It would make a perfect companion to any coffee table! I'll be the first to buy it!

Small City Scenes said...

They are gorgeous and you have captured every nuance of them. I see deep into them. Wxcellent. Striking! MB

Sharon said...

Just stunning JM. These are wonderful!

RedPat said...

They are worth waiting for!

Sylvia K said...

Superb, awesome captures of such exquisite flowers/colors! You are indeed a great floral photographer, but then you're a great photographer of just about everything I've seen! Always wonderful posts! Thanks for sharing the beauty, JM!! Enjoy your weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty!

VP said...

Let me say this in Italian: stupenda! The second one already has magnifica in its name!

Karl Demetz said...

Simply wonderful JM, the blooms and the photos. Now you have them the whole year and not only in Summer :)

cieldequimper said...

Beauty.

Laura. M said...

Uuaauuuu...Gracias JM son preciosas!!
Buen fin de seaman.
Un beso.

Kay said...

It is so worth waiting for! You're doing everything right to get these gorgeous blooms, and capturing them perfectly.

Linda said...

These are absolutely breathtaking! Gorgeous photos!

Jack said...

JM, these are dazzling. The pink flowers against the rich red background are extraordinary.

Randy said...

Beautiful blooms.

Kathy said...

That first photo needs to be in a garden magazine!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Macro view really helps us see the delicacy and beauty of these flowers.

Dina said...

Magnifica indeed!

Kate said...

The flowers lend themselves beautifully to your talented photography.

Joan Elizabeth said...

So delicate.