time to bloom

no matter what season of life you are living

it's all there

no thought of your shape or color

5 weeks later

not who you have been or are becoming

closed and open

hike over here
to see the new growth 6 weeks earlier this spring

32 comments:

Kamana said...

is this in your garden? the cacti i have never blooms!

Busymomma66 said...

They are beautiful. I've only ever seen a Christmas cactus bloom. What gorgeous color!!

Country Girl said...

Beautiful~!!

I had a prickly pear cactus once a long time ago. As it grew, we moved it from place to place until finally it was way too big to move.

Claire said...

i was reading about the almond rod vision that jeremiah had in e.h. peterson's book: "run with the horses."

your series of photos symbolises exactly what God was teaching him at that point in time.

Claire said...

i was reading about the almond rod vision that jeremiah had in e.h. peterson's book: "run with the horses."

your series of photos symbolises exactly what God was teaching him at that point in time.

Marcie said...

Beautiful images..and wonderful words to accompany.

Mrs. E said...

I've never been a big fan of cactus, but your pictures are making me re-think that! Gorgeous!

georgia b. said...

i clearly remember your previous shots without even going to see them. but i will anyway. i love to witness growth—in plants, in people.

MedaM said...

Wonderful photos, lovely flowers, great details and again beautiful words that go with the photos!

Vivienne said...

gorgeous!

Kimmie said...

So many greens. I love the bluish green of the cactus. and the new needles sprouting look quite soft :)

spread your wings said...

i think this growth is fascinating

e.o.w. said...

love this! The way it brings us together (no matter the season of our life) in growth, encouraging us to bloom. You are an inspiration and a comfort Elk!

Char said...

gorgeous shots!!! I hope you have the most beautiful of mondays

Gayle said...

Those are simply beautiful!

Jac said...

Time to bloom indeed!Such a pretty flower and such lovely thoughtful words. Happy Monday Elk!

Judy said...

I have only seen cactus in bloom once...Beautiful photos.

Sue said...

I like the second image and the comment "No thought of shape and color".......

Christina said...

Gorgeous! So vibrant!

Sharon said...

Late bloomers are the best.

Jewels said...

Love the colors here!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

OOOOhhhh, what a dramatic change...since I've never lived where cactus grow...this is breathtaking...

Elizabeth said...

I've never seen a cactus in bloom - gorgeous!

Liss said...

I have never seen a cactus flower either. You photos and words make me see them for more.

sherri said...

What a beautiful collection. Sometimes I see these in yards and always slow down to look:-)

Suvarna said...

What a difference a few weeks makes! Gorgeous cacti.

littlepurplecow said...

Thanks for sharing at Shutter Sisters. So true that we live in sync with the concept of seasons.

simplyblogged said...

beautiful shots.

beth said...

these are so beautiful, one of my favorite things are when these cactus bloom!

Oliag said...

You always have beautiful words to go with your images...

SE'LAH... said...

this is the national plant for my island. Prickly pear we like to call it. Cool shots.

Relyn said...

The poetry of your words always make your images come to life.