I am still surprised at how quickly some plants grow in Florida. This cactus started out as one of the small plants with a red top that you can buy, usually at home depot. It now stands about 8 feet tall. I took this picture as an example of texture, for some exercises from a book on digital photography for quilters.
When I walked toward this plant on my garden tour this morning, I heard humming.
COVERED IN GORGEOUS FLOWERS!!!!
It was truly a spectacular sight.