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