Monday, April 13, 2009

Anticipation

Watching and waiting- seems I spend quite a bit of time pondering when this or that one will bloom. This little cactus is a Gymnocalycium stenopleurum. It "almost" opened up a few days ago, late in the afternoon. Then we had a couple days of rain and the blooms closed up tight again. Maybe today? It reminds me of the old Carly Simon song, "Anticipation- it's making me wait- its keeping me waiting"


Have a wonderful Cactus Monday!
And to see more delightful thorny things head on over to Teri's Painted Daisies.

15 comments:

Blossom said...

Those thorny thing can sometimes be very eye-catching.

Flying Colors said...

Oh how wonderful these blooming beauties...
You have such treasures there, love seeing them.
Thank you and have a HCM!

Debra Kay said...

HCM! Anticipation is keeping me waiting.....

yoon see said...

Wow! The blossom seems great.
You are such a good observer and share its beauty with us through this beautiful documentation:)
HCM:)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am lovin' this little cactus. It looks like chocolate with sugar blooms attached. Yummmmmm HCM

deepazartz said...

Very difficult...very sweet to watch! The bloom on top is lovely!! Your anticipation didn't go in vain...It's picture perfect!

HCM!

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Lynn said...

Pretty pretty....lovely photos too.
HCM

Diane C. said...

Anticipation, indeed! It is surprising to see those pretty colored buds growing out of that brown spiky cactus. Happy Cactus Monday!

marianne said...

They are little wonders!
HCM!

messyfish said...

beautiful! I love a bloomin cactus! hcm...

Claude said...

Sometimes you just wanna grab the little things by the root and yell "GET ON WITH IT, ALREADY!"

But no matter what you do, they're gonna take their own sweet time...

Deborah Godin said...

I thought of you last week when I went to our local greenhouse to buy another tiny cactus for my tiny little planter (one kicked the bucket over the winter). There was a huge selection of all sizes, but really nothing was over 2 feet tall (not counting the display table). It almost felt like a cactus zoo, after seeing all your wonderful plants in "the wild" in their natural state!

Julie said...

The buds on this cactus are so much prettier than the flowers with the light pink and green together on the stalk!!! I think so anyway! I wish it could just freeze in that budding spot forever!!!
Happy Cactus Monday!!!

Aiyana said...

Gymnocalycium cacti always have the prettiest flowers. It's hard for me to decide which genus I like better--Gymno or Echinopsis. I've only had one G. stenopleurum and that was years ago. It never bloomed, and then dried up.
Aiyana

Teri C said...

Ah, beautiful!!

Belated HCM!