I can't believe it's already been a full year since I first saw a torch cactus in bloom. These are some very colorful cacti when in bloom. These are hybrid torch cacti and are grown out at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and they have red, orange, pink/white flavors out there. Last year was filled with bad luck when I went to try my hand at capturing these. It was an unusually chilly morning and I waited until the afternoon for these to open up, but naturally they didn't. This year, I was at least able to capture this shot out of the whole patch that I liked. I'm not happy with the composition, but there is always next year to improve on it. I think when I clear out my property, I will be making room to plant an entire section of these cacti, along with the beautiful hedgehog cacti. Both of which are probably my favorite cactus when in bloom.
Pete Larsen on 22nd June 2009 @ 12:52am