Our last week in the desert brought us the privilege of seeing many of the different cacti starting to sprout their spring flowers. After 6 weeks (and running) of being in Arizona it was really nice to see colors besides brown and green!
We were especially happy to be able to see a Saguaro flower because they are the Arizona state flower, they bloom at night, close up during the day, and have a short lifespan.
The downside is that we noticed our allergies were kicking in with everything budding. So much for the desert offering a respite from Claritin and decongestant.
Storybird has become quite enamored with cactus and helped me identify each of these flowers for you.