Friday, July 23, 2010

Well, Hildy has up and done her thing again... looks like she'll be doing it tomorrow and the next day too...

This pic was taken with a cheap kodak. At 6 am. I am a bit past staying up until 1 am to take pics of cactus blooms in their full glory. I've done it before. Several times. The thrill is gone.
Seriously, if you look at past posts... you will see that I've stayed up till the wee hours of the morning, sometimes aiming my trucks headlights to light up a shot... on one memorable occasion even balancing a flashlight, umbrella and camera in the rain, all so I can produce a pic for my blog friends. No more... Love ya to death... But...
Besides, I get up at 5:30 am to get ready for work anyway. Which is really surprising to me. When I worked in bars, that's about the time I came home and crawled into my coffin.
Regardless, there's Hildy up there. Four blooms tonight, more over the next couple of days. Probably more blooms over the next couple of months too.


  1. So you have worked all night before too??? Fun, eh? It turned me into a zombie, but it looks like I may be doing it again at times, here in the near future. Your flowers are gorgeous! There is nothing like a pure white cactus bloom!!! I'm gald you aren't staying up all night waiting for them!!!

  2. She's such a showoff!

  3. All I can say is "Web Cam". I think you should start Claude's Cactus Cam !!! Then we all could sit up and watch it bloom. I am not being flip about this, I think it would be really great. - G

  4. These are so beautiful! And I am with you! I have so much sneaking around in the middle of night to take pictures my neighbors probably think I am crazy. Love the truck light idea. But mine are in the backyard. One time we put a garage/car work light up. That was pretty cool!