Friday, December 12, 2014

I'm So Impressed!

As I said, we're in Florida. They have flowers! I haven't seen flowers growing in the ground in a few months. It would be so interesting to see what grows down here in the summer. Of course, summer is when I expect to see flowers growing. But maybe it's too hot down here for things to bloom? I don't know. Last winter we stopped at a tomato farm on the side of the road and got a basket of tomatoes. Heavenly! We had BLT sandwiches several times. Winter tomatoes in Michigan are pitiful. These had glorious taste!

Anyway, there's a huge cactus bush (?) near the entrance of this campground. Here are some pictures:

I don't know what kind they are. Do you?



Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Yay for warm weather :) I initially thought Prickly Pear. . . but that flower has me stumped. . .

Julie Fukuda said...

I'll have to check that one out in my book. The flowers sure are striking.
I think Florida must be a nice place to visit this time of year. Enjoy your stay.

Liz said...

Beautiful shot of that flower! Enjoy the warmth!

Julie Fukuda said...

They definitely belong to the "Opuntia" family. (Same family as the prickly Pear) I couldn't find a common name. The flowers have an interesting shape and it is an interesting time of year to be in bloom ... the plot thickens.