Flowers and Cacti These sunflowers had huge blossoms. Near Adams, Nebraska Argentine cactus blossom in Tucson Colorful water lilies at the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska A bud of a sunflower about to burst open. Notice the detail on the leaves. Water lily Morning glory. Photo taken in Lewiston, Nebraska Hedgehog cactus blossoms taken in one-point color Black-eyed Susans Balboa Park in San Diego, California Pink hibiscus I don’t know (yet) the name of this, but I love the fuzzy details on it. A giant Saguaro cactus reaches for the skies in the Catalina Mountains in southeastern Arizona. Organ pipe cactus blossom; taken near Tucson, Arizona This field of sunflowers was breathtaking. Near Adams, Nebraska Hibiscus taken in one-point color Notice the reflection of the water lily. A plumbago flower graces the landscape in Tucson. Blomeria Field of sunflowers. Photo taken near Adams, Nebraska Taken after a spring rain in Tucson, Arizona Magenta-colored rose Pink cacti blossoms grace the landscape at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch in Tucson. Yellow prickly-pear cactus blossoms Bouquet of roses; taken in Tucson A water lily at the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska Beautiful pink rose An upclose shot of a Saguaro cactus blossom Red rose; taken in Tucson, Arizona The blossoms of a mammillaria cactus, which is native to South America One-point color photo of the blue sky behind a Saguaro cactus blossom A cluster of pink roses An upclose shot of a red-and-white petunia Prickly-pear cactus fruit all in a row Orange rose taken in one-point color A scarlet hedgehog cactus in bloom Double sunflowers The Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska, are home to beautiful water lilies. Pink snapdragons Pink rose in one-point color This Old West wagon wheel makes a nice backdrop for the petunias. Lavendar rose A red rosebud enters the flora world. A white night-blooming cereus cactus blooms overnight at Tucson’s Tohono-Chul Park. Mammillaria cactus in bloom Saguaro cactus blossoms Colorful trumpet cacti blossoms Red rose The purple petals stand out against a black-and-white background. A “macro” shot of a yellow rose Photo taken in Tucson, Arizona Hedgehog cactus blossoms Pink and red are the colors of choice in this photo. Yellow is highlighted on this flower. A yellow water lily floats gracefully upon a pond at the Sunken Gardens, Lincoln, Nebraska. Orange and yellow blossoms of a trumpet cactus Red tulip. Lewiston, Nebraska A sepia version of a rose The blossoming hedgehog cactus Sunflower in front of a blue adobe building in downtown Tucson Saguaro National Monument, Tucson, Arizona A one-point color photo of a begonia The blossoms of a Saguaro cactus Yellow rose Fuchsia hedgehog cactus blossom Two pink roses A one-point version of the Saguaro cactus blossom A single claret-cup cactus blossom taken in one-point color Pink cactus blossom Claret cup cactus in one-point color The blossom of a Saguaro cactus A macro view of the fishhook cactus Bougainvillea in one-point color; photo taken in Tucson Taken at dusk for a different look to this orange rose Two orange hibiscus; taken in antique setting Yellow cactus blossoms Morning raindrops on a yellow flower A deep-red rose enhances the campus at the University of Arizona in Tucson. A cluster of beautiful cactus blossoms Raindrops grace this beautiful water lily. Photo taken at the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska A Saguaro cactus provides the background for this shot of a Staghorn cactus on Tucson’s far east side. Two pink night-blooming cereus cacti light up the evening in midtown Tucson. Roses grow year-round in beautiful Tucson. A single claret cup cactus blossom Orange gazanias Southeastern Nebraska Orange and yellow blossoms team up on a prickly pear cactus. The ranunculus stands out in stark contrast. A one-point version of yellow prickly-pear cactus blossoms Hemisfair Park in San Antonio, Texas Claret cup cactus Yellow prickly-pear cactus blossom Argentine cactus blossoms Torch cactus Beautiful red rose; taken in Tucson A yellow-and-white night-blooming cereus adorns the night at Tohono-Chul Park in Tucson. This will make a great card for Easter. This photo was taken in midtown Tucson in early July, which is when most night-blooming cereus cacti blossom. Gazania The contrast between the center of this flower and its petals is striking. Saguaro cacti in beautiful Picture Rocks, Arizona Peach-tree blossoms Orange petunias Hedgehog cactus in full bloom I love the deep fuchsia centers in these two flowers. These water lily photos were taken shortly after an afternoon rain in Lincoln, Nebraska. This cactus blossom has three colors: orange, yellow, and pink. Bougainvillea with a reflective view in Tucson Prickly pear cactus Rainbow cactus. Southeastern Arizona Saguaro cactus in bloom in Tucson The clouds enhance this photo of sunflowers. Near Adams, Nebraska Red trumpet cactus in full bloom Pink rose; notice the details in the petals. Korean feather reed grass Raindrops on a rose (the next several photos are of flowers after a rainy night in Tucson). Pink cactus blossom A single pink, night-blooming cereus cactus is illuminated against the night in Tucson. Bromeliad Four red trumpet cacti blossoms Organ Pipe cactus Orange trumpet cactus Dark red rose Cactus in bloom in Tucson Claret cup cactus in bloom A staghorn cactus in the Saguaro National Monument (East) in Tucson Orange rose taken in one-point color Claret-cup cactus These two colors mesh beautifully in this photo of a rose taken on the University of Arizona campus. Night-blooming cereus cactus Blossom of a Saguaro cactus Staghorn cactus in bloom Beautiful thistle near Tucson A Saguaro cactus in bloom against Tucson’s beautiful blue sky Saguaro cacti in Sabino Canyon in southeastern Arizona. Taken in one-point color Springtime in Tucson displays beautiful cactus blossoms. Taken at the Rose Garden in Lincoln, Nebraska A cluster of hedgehog cactus in full bloom A sunflower adds a beautiful touch to the Tucson landscape.