Too Many Flowers

13 May

Bongo in front of hedgehog cactus blossomsThey’re everywhere this year.

Spots of magenta peeking out from the browns and greens of my trails.






It’s kind of like an Easter egg hunt.

Hedgehog cactus blossoms hidden in the woods

Little spots of color popping up when you least expect it.

But I’m going to have to practice my photobombing.

Because my person has to get her camera out every time we pass one of those things.

Hedgehog cactus blossoms

Hedgehog blossom close up

I don’t know what she sees in those things.

They don’t even smell good.

And none of my friends leave messages on them.

That could be disastrous.

All I can hope for is that their blooming season is over very soon.


Wait! What?

This is terrible!

The hedgehogs are still in full bloom and the prickly pear are already starting up?

Prickly Pear blossom

Prickly pear blossom

What am I going to do?

Two kinds of cacti blooming at the same time.

I think I’ve got a lot of boring walks to look forward to.

Time for another photobomb.

Bongo in front of blooming prickly pear


Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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25 responses to “Too Many Flowers

  1. heatherparady

    May 13, 2014 at 10:38 am

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!

    • Bongo

      May 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. marina kanavaki

    May 13, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Ah, your person has captured beautifully those flowers! Keep up the photobombing and photopopping, Bongo!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 13, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Marina, I think that’s going to be my new pastime.

  3. Two French Bulldogs

    May 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Beautiful flowers

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Gah! Be careful, B. Don’t photobomb so close to the cactus or your vet will be photo bombing the next picture.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Cupcake, I watch out for those things. But this is kind of ironic. My person didn’t get attacked by cactus while taking those pictures, but the catclaw did attack her. Those catclaw things are nasty – the plant kind and the animal kind.

  5. Sue Motowelo

    May 13, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Bongo you need to work on your photo bombing …. :-). As I know my Sasha would enjoy that

    • Bongo

      May 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Sue, I’ll for sure do it for Sasha then.

  6. Levi Thetford

    May 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Enjoy their beauty. It will soon be over.

    • Bongo

      May 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Levi, I guess the photos will have to do until they bloom again next year. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  7. Marty the Manx

    May 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Bongo look at it as more time away from home and the cats 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 13, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      Marty, you are so brilliant. I never thought of it that way before.

  8. dogdaz

    May 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    How rare to see cactus flower. Cool.

    • Bongo

      May 13, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Dogdaz, we don’t have a lot of other flowers around here this year, but the cactus flowers are going to town.

  9. amkuska

    May 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    My dogs would be pleased if I showed interest in smelling anything at all. Even flowers!

    • Bongo

      May 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Amkuska, my person never seems to want to smell the right things – and then she drags me away from the best smells. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  10. eripanwkevin

    May 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Cactus flowers on your trails look very dynamic! We have some cactus here but they rarely bloom….

    • Bongo

      May 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Kevin, cactus flowers are the best around here. It’s part of what makes the desert so beautiful.

  11. kolytyi

    May 17, 2014 at 9:41 am

    If all cacti bloom at the same time and not one after another, then it needs a shorter time to get back your trails in their normal state when your person is not provoked continuously into taking pictures of things different from you! 😉

    • Bongo

      May 17, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Kolytyi, I guess that’s a good thing. The cacti are confused this year because of the warm winter we had. The century plants are even blooming now and they usually wait until June.

  12. colliesofthemeadow

    May 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful! We don;t like the look of that prickly pear though… ouch…

    • Bongo

      May 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      Collies, you definitely have to walk softly around the prickly pear.


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