Once a year a Cactus of some sort blesses me with this beautiful flower. It only lasts a day or two, but what an amazing 48 hour spectacle it is. It was taken with my first (6 megapixels) DSLR..a D70 S. So while technology marches onward, some of the old technology still shines admirably. Feel free to post your Cactus or succulent flower images here. California is in a drought, so these amazing drought tolerant plants are a way of having your cake and eating it too.