Journal of a Thousand Things
Friday, August 7, 2015
The Cactus Flowers and the Bees
Three blooms were open on the wild cactus (Ferocactus emoryi) today.
Each bloom is a jewel in itself.
They are protected by a host of thorns.
But the bees do not care about the thorns. They are there for the riches deep inside these flowers.
They were busy burrowing deep into the blossoms, their bags full of pollen.
I never could catch them quickly enough as they burst back out of the depths of the stamens. But one was kind enough to pose for a few moments. Here she is.
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