As dry as it has been around here I have not been seeing very many flowers around. What few there have been have been stunted and not real pretty. In the past week this has changed though. A new flower has shown up that whenever I see I really think is beautiful.<br />n<!–more–><br />n<img src=""><br />n<br />n<img src=""><br />n<br />nMy photos don't do the beauty of these flowers justice. I have always liked it when you see the cactus bloom. This is the only time that this plant is pretty. I have never managed to get bucked off into one but I have kneeled in one before. Ouch! But when there in bloom it makes up for thier shortcomings.<br />n<br />n<b>Beauty, like all other qualities presented to human experience, is relative; and the definition of it becomes unmeaning and useless in proportion to its abstractness. Walter Pater</b>