Crown of Blooms ~ One view of the beautiful cactus blossoms on the top of a large fish hook barrel cactus. This was photographed in Montosa Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains in Southeast Arizona this August.
Barrel Cactus Blooms ~ On a recent trip to Southest Arizona, I saw many of these barrel cactus plants with orange blooms crowning the tops. Apparently August is the month for this cactus to bloom, and they were in all their glory.
Cactus Flowers Four ~ These dazzling flowers festooned the hanging stems of this cactus. I took way too many shots, but I couldn't stop, they were so beautiful.