Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Harvest - Florida


One fine October morn, I stood staring up into the pine, watching the sun paint the limbs...


BOB! LOOK! 14 blooms. In 24 years we have never had night blooming cactus blooms after Sept 5th. the first two week of October, we had 14 and 10 the next day.
We think these late blooms are due to the wettest July in our history and the hottest October in our history...


While staring up at the blooms, my camera found something else... to be continued

32 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Gorgeous cactus blooms.

Mersad said...

Lovely orange light in these... can't wait for the continuation!

Susannah said...

Can not take my eyes off those cactus blooms! They are so different and amazing! Looking forward to the next post!

Susannah said...

Can not take my eyes off those cactus blooms! They are so different and amazing! Looking forward to the next post!

Catherine said...

Looks like you are enjoying some lovely weather my friend. I like your holidays pictures below!! Not ready for Christmas though. :(
xo Catherine

Muffy's Marks said...

Love the way the morning sun is reflected on today's photos. Those night cactus are beautiful. Pray tell what's next that you found to photograph!!!

Doronette NF said...

What a beautiful pine ! Love the light !

Terri Buster said...

Love your cactus blooms- they are just gorgeous!

Mamabug said...

Wow, they're beautiful! I'd say you had a bumper crop!

Rebecca said...

Exciting. I didn't even know there were night blooming cacti!

Waiting for the mystery to be revealed.

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say your header just took my breathe away. I have to go and do one!

Snapper II said...

I love that header. Real spooky.

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely beautiful...our October broke some records too. It is normally dry and gorgeous. I cannot recall one as week as last week.
Hugs C

Madi and Mom said...

ps love your header!!

jackie collins said...

Love your new header! Your photos are just beautiful! I have never seen any cactus bloom, we don't have them here in the Ozarks! Thank you for sharing!

Betty Manousos said...

good morning, sandra, wow!
i really like that first shot! and your header. real spooky!

Blackberry Lane said...

Very pretty! I love your spooky header too!

Willow said...

Those are gorgeous, love how the color pops at you too !

TexWisGirl said...

all beautiful shots. hooray for more blooms!

Michaele said...

Your header nearly scared me away!! Now what else's could you have possibly found that is torturing us with suspense? Is this a Halloween trick?

Ann said...

the sun did a great job of painting those limbs and the blooms in the other pictures are so pretty.
I can't wait to see what else you saw while you were looking up

What Karen Sees said...

You have captured such beautiful light in this series. Makes these blooms extra beautiful. P.S. Awesome header!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...
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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The flowers are very pretty,but I love the sunlight on the branches.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous photos.. The sun really does provide some fantastic colors, doesn't it????

Fantastic cactus blooms.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I'm glad your camera found those beautiful blossoms and that magical morning light. I can hardly wait to see what else it found.

SweetMarie said...

I love your cactus blossoms! I can't wait to see what else you found!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like the sun is giving you some more fall colors. The blooms are amazing in the bright sunshine. Wish I could say we have had a warm October.

EG CameraGirl said...

Strange weather but gorgeous blossoms!

Eva Ason said...

These are so beautiful!

magscorner said...

The picture of the sun on the pine is so pretty. The cactus blooms are gorgeous. I see you are all decked out for Halloween...I like it! Hugs

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So I'm reading your posts backwards. I already saw the other thing!!! Always love the cactus.