Starting the New Year with Beauty…….

This is a Cereus Cactus Flower, it’s name Cereus is derived from Greek and Latin, meaning “torch or candle”…

Their flowers are funnel formed and large. The kind I photographed is not nocturnal as many other kinds are, this would bloom for several days.

It’s inner beauty is just mesmerizing

” Minds are like flowers, they open only when the time is right” 

-by Stephen Richards, a professional wrestler

At last this little bee came to my lens

On a very sad note that all these images were taken in a back alley in my town, not being noticed from anyone. The reason why I saw those is,  a few feet away, I  had brought flowers to the spot were a  Black homeless man was shot to dead by the police for just jaywalking the street. In remembrance of this man’s precious soul I am adding some Black and White images.

May his precious soul shine like stars as this flower does


In my photography work I thrive to capture the soul of the moment. I let my images speak the language of stillness and vibration, with that I leave my audience to find their own reflections and emotions. My approach in my work is to lead other's to their own imagination and freedom of dreams. I invite you to visit my web site
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16 Responses to Starting the New Year with Beauty…….

  1. Laleh Chini says:

    Love it, beautiful.

  2. So sad to hear the poor man got shot for no rhyme or reason. Life is harsh with many people who walk the earth. Lovely and wonderful photographs of such a lovely flower, Cornelia. Great post.

  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Dear Cornelia, this post on a beautiful cactus flower has deeply touched me. Your macros and the words that accompanied the images reveal your thoughts and feelings on the inner workings of the human soul. I wish you all the best and a Happy New Year.

  4. Judi says:

    More great images! I love cactus flower blooms! They are always spectacular!

  5. Jane Lurie says:

    A wonderful study of these flowers, a Cornelia. Your tribute is touching- a sad story. Wishing you a happy, healthy start to the year.

  6. picpholio says:

    Great macro shots. May I sish you all the best for 2021. I would like to follow your blog .
    Kind regards,
    Rudi (Antwerp – Belgium)

  7. Tina Schell says:

    The flowers of cacti are always so glorious Cornelia – perhaps to make up for the sting of their host. You’ve captured them beautifully. Your story on this one is so sad – let us hope due to increased focus on them, stories like yours will soon become a thing of the past.

  8. What better way to start a new year. Beautiful, Cornelia. And hopefully, those images set the tone and hope for the new year.

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