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A Rare Bloom

Don’t know how often this cactus flower blooms or when since I have never been here this time of year.  But from what I know of cactus flowers they are slow to mature and many  produce flowers only rarely—once every 5 years perhaps?  The plant itself is sinewy and its tentacles are over 6 feet long.  The flower blooms for one day only.  Then retreats.  Folds.  Closes.  Withers.  An example of the fleeting nature of beauty.

Cactus Flower
Things That Never Made It Into Print

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