This beautiful cactus bloom typically lasts for just a day - it's a trichocereus and the color on this one is eye popping! Native Americans incorporate this plant in some ceremonies due to its mescaline content. For more info on this plant's medicinal uses click here. Photo courtesy of Camille Pons.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: