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Taken 20-May-18
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Closed saguaro blossom

For me, the bloom viewing unfolded like a bloom.
I had never seen a blooming saguaro.
This was a dream come true.
On the first day of our trip, I saw a saguaro in Las Vegas (where they do not occur naturally as it is too far north). It had tight buds, but nothing open.
Here, on the second day, I got to see blossoms with petals closed. I almost feared they were all like this. Perhaps it was late in the day and they were closing.
Only on the third day did I see the striking white and yellow brooch of the flowers in stark contrast against the green of the plant and blue of the sky.
Apple iPhone SE, f/2.2 @ 4.15 mm, 1/134, ISO 25, No Flash

Closed saguaro blossom