March 11, 2008

cactus flower

The sun was just setting when I got home after work, and I had time to take pictures of this beautiful flower on my Christmas cactus. It is supposed to flower at Christmas, but since flowering is triggered by the number of hours of sunlight, mine flowers twice a year in the fall and again in the spring. I never noticed it before - probably because I never really sat down and looked closely at a flower before - that the flower is a true red, or maybe even slightly orange-red, but the stamen is actually hot pink.

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