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ocheltreedesign The rain brought out the blossoms.
#tucson #pricklypear #cactuslover #cactusblossoms
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lajphotos Saw this lone #opuntia #cactus blossom on a large clump of purple Santa Rita #pricklypear at #BeshBaGowah archeological ruins in Globe, #Arizona today, of all places. This also serves as Day 2 of 5 for #theflowerchallenge, wherein one posts a flower per day for 5 days and challenges a new user to participate each day. OK, @tabbicat427, show us what you've got! #GlobeAZ #cactusblossoms #succulent #azflowers #az365 #igersphx #instagramaz #arizonahighways #visitarizona #SonoranDesert #divine_deserts #TheGreatSouthwest #allnatureshots #nuc_mbr #rsa_nature #rsa_nature_flowers #multi_260615 #SamsungGalaxyS5 5d

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gizasangria The cacti are blooming at Sleep Cycle! #cactusblossoms 6d

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lajphotos Here's a little #tbt Throwback Thursday for you - a tiny 1-inch bloom on a giant (10 ft +) #Senita #cactus from a few weeks ago at #desertbotanicalgarden to fulfill Day 1 of 5, as nominated by @ny_2_az, of the #theflowerchallenge in which you post a flower a day for 5 days, and challenge a different user each day. OK, @terriporter, you're up! #cactusblossoms #succulent #dbgflowers #azflowers #Phoenix #myphx #az365 #igersphx #instagramaz #arizonahighways #visitarizona #SonoranDesert #divine_deserts #TheGreatSouthwest #allnatureshots #nuc_mbr #rsa_nature #rsa_nature_flowers #multi_250615 #SamsungGalaxyS5 6d

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  •   instagramaz Your photo has been selected as Photo of the Day from yesterday! . Also, we're giving you the opportunity to choose today's POD! The detailed instructions are in a Note on our Facebook page. Be sure to read ALL of the instructions carefully and let us know if you're able to choose. If you are unable, that's okay too; we'll pick one ourselves if we don't hear back from you by noon tomorrow. Either way, congratulations again on the feature! We'll have this posted up shortly.... 2w
  •   lajphotos @instagramaz Aww, thanks for choosing my photo!!! I'll get back to you later with the next POD! 2w
  •   darcewoman Peachy goodness! 2w
  •   amayesingphotos Congratulations on your photo being selected as photo of the day on Instagramaz...such a Cool click 2w
  •   lajphotos @amayesingphotos Thank you! I almost didn't even post it! 😶 2w
  •   pmacaulay Congrats! Great capture! 1w
  •   lajphotos @pmacaulay Thank you!! 1w

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lajphotos The best flowers I saw yesterday were after I left the botanical garden! I got my first look at artist Lauren Lee's @laurenleeartist massive new mural project in the works in Tempe! Lauren says she used a few of my #cactusblossoms pics as inspiration for some of her flower shapes, such as the Baby Rita #pricklypear and #echinopsis! Can't wait to see how it looks once it's finished, and it reminds me that I need to catch up on all the new murals I've been missing over the Spring! #TempeAZ #TempeRising #visitarizona #igersphx #instagramaz #az365 #myphx #azstreetart #murals #grafitti #rsa_graffiti #muralsdaily #streetart #succulent #succulove #azflowers #multi_150615 #SamsungGalaxyS5 2w

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lajphotos This morning at #desertbotanicalgarden, I played with two beds filled with #RedTorch #echinopsis #huascha #cactusblossoms in various shades of red and orange, with one lone surprise yellow bloom in one of them. When there are lots in bloom at once, you can really see the color variation, especially when some are one day old and others two days. Unlike most other night-blooming echinopsis that only last one morning, these are day-bloomers that reopen a second day, though they seem to look a little different on the second day. It was hot by 9am and I was ready to go home, but I had to wait around for these guys to open. 🌞 #Phoenix #myphx #az365 #igersphx #instagramaz #arizonahighways #visitarizona #SonoranDesert #divine_deserts #TheGreatSouthwest #azflowers #dbgflowers #cactus #succulent #allnatureshots #nuc_mbr #rsa_nature #rsa_nature_flowers #multi_140615 #SamsungGalaxyS5 2w

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lajphotos I kept thinking, "OK, it's over, nothing left to see here for the summer, no need to come back as often", but then it turns out I find a few isolated odds and ends, anyway, proving once again that there's always SOMEthing happening at #desertbotanicalgarden. This pair of tiny one-inch #cactusblossoms was found in the Cactus Pavilion. However, it should be noted that most of the interior trails remain closed for renovation during the summer off-season, so there were many places I could not check at all. No idea how long renovation will be underway or whether they're charging full admission for access to half the garden. #cactus #succulent #azflowers #dbgflowers #SonoranDesert #divine_deserts #TheGreatSouthwest #allnatureshots #nuc_mbr #rsa_nature #rsa_nature_flowers #rsa_macro #rsa_macro_membership #hdmacros #Phoenix #myphx #az365 #igersphx #instagramaz #arizonahighways #visitarizona #multi_140615 #SamsungGalaxyS5 2w

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lajphotos I don't know if you can even see it, but there's a #packrat (top right) dining on #cactusblossoms across from the bunny at left. You can see his face in a shaft of sunlight, and his long tail in the darkness behind a section of #cactus - I swear I'm not making this up!! 🐇🐀 In fact, I saw two packrats today in totally different places around #desertbotanicalgarden, a rare daytime sight, indeed. #cottontail #azwildlife #az365 #myphx #Phoenix #igersphx #instagramaz #arizonahighways #visitarizona #SonoranDesert #divine_deserts #TheGreatSouthwest #azflowers #dbgflowers #Harrisia #echinopsis #succulent #multi_140615 #SamsungGalaxyS5 #PhotoGrid 2w

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lajphotos Went to #desertbotanicalgarden this morning to see what was happening and found more than 40 of these night-blooming #Harrisia #cactusblossoms on the main trail wrapped in and around this #organpipecactus, plus more out of frame on either side. I've never seen these bloom as many and as often, but then, I don't always go to DBG as regularly as I did this Spring, so who knows? #dbgflowers #azflowers #az365 #myphx #igersphx #instagramaz #arizonahighways #visitarizona #SonoranDesert #divine_deserts #TheGreatSouthwest #Phoenix #echinopsis #allnatureshots #nuc_mbr #rsa_nature #rsa_nature_flowers #cactus #succulent #multi_140615 #SamsungGalaxyS5 2w

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