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Stenocereus pruinosis / Grey ghost organ pipe cactus

The first new branch to emerge this year is coming in at a less-than-ideal locale.

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Mammillaria longimamma

As this plant continues to expand with new growth, some of the blooms are emerging in awkward locations which results in less than perfect inflorescences as pictured here.

Mammillaria longimamma

As this plant continues to expand with new growth, some of the blooms are emerging in awkward locations which results in less than perfect inflorescences as pictured here.

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Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’

Well, looks like last weekend’s bloom was the last of the year, as the second bud was aborted.

Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’

Well, looks like last weekend’s bloom was the last of the year, as the second bud was aborted.

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Morning panorama / 25.7.14

Morning panorama / 25.7.14

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Coryphantha hesteri

Coryphantha hesteri

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Finally have my State Fair of Texas photography competition entries ready and shipped!

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botanicality:

I spent the morning taking sample shots of quite a few new terrariums - all of these are a pretty nice size, too.  Check them all out here: BOTANICALITY.

Oh, and save 10% until August 15th with the code “loyal10” at checkout. I just made my 50th Etsy sale last week!

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Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’

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Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’ / inching closer

Echinopsis subdedantum ‘Dominoes’ / inching closer

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jexaltacion:

added some details this #morning. #art #watercolor #pencil #rabbit #painting #pinoy #kualalumpur #malaysia #wafungdrawing

Remember my post from the Denver Zoo?http://cactguy.tumblr.com/post/89060340125/aloes-at-the-denver-zoo-and-behind-the-plantingMy buddy jexaltacion used it as inspiration for a watercolor!  Awesome.

jexaltacion:

added some details this #morning. #art #watercolor #pencil #rabbit #painting #pinoy #kualalumpur #malaysia #wafungdrawing

Remember my post from the Denver Zoo?

http://cactguy.tumblr.com/post/89060340125/aloes-at-the-denver-zoo-and-behind-the-planting

My buddy jexaltacion used it as inspiration for a watercolor! Awesome.

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cactguy:

Colorado 2014:
Red Rocks Park and Ampitheatre 
Denver Botanic Gardens
Timberline Gardens
Clear Creek, Golden
Arapaho National Forest
Mount Evans


It’s difficult to find a selection of photos that portrays my trip to Colorado adequately.  I have edited all my shots, and will begin queuing them up tomorrow evening, but here is a taste for now. It’s a heavenly place.

It’s hard to believe that I have posted about my week in Colorado for a month now - wow.  The last post didn’t really satisfy me in terms of the trip, so I am reblogging this post as the epilogue.

I fell in love with Colorado - and all within an hour of downtown Denver - knowing there is much more to explore. The climate is fascinating, and allows for many things that I hold so dear: cactus and succulent plants, outdoors activities year-round, local brews, and cultural institutions. Not feeling dissatisfied with DFW in the slightest, I could load up everything (well, lesson the material load) and head further west tomorrow.

As for the blog, I have always randomly posted off-topic on occasion, but who knows, maybe I’ll post other natural locales with more frequency. Naturally, I won’t stray too far from my core.  Afterall, I tend to plan trips and sightseeing based on the proximity to desert or desert flora and fauna.  Next trip west? Arizona in September.

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Two more cladodes are emerging from the Opuntia littoralis.

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After missing the bloom in early June, I was quite disappointed, but it appears the Trichocereus lobivia hybrid, commonly called a flying saucer cactus for its massive blooms, has decided to give me another one.

After missing the bloom in early June, I was quite disappointed, but it appears the Trichocereus lobivia hybrid, commonly called a flying saucer cactus for its massive blooms, has decided to give me another one.

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Idaho Springs, Colorado

Even though we spent the next day in Boulder (which is awesome), my final shots from Colorado are my visit to Idaho Springs following my morning on Mount Evans.  They pretty much sum up the natural beauty of Colorado. Anyone else ready to move there? Alright then, back to cacti and succulents …

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Arapaho National Forest, Chicago Forks

My last stop before leaving the Arapaho National Forest and Mount Evans was to see the Chicago Forks - crystal, clear Rocky Mountain snow melt at its finest