Wow, it's August already. Time flies these days. This is an image of this years bloom of our Barrel Cactus at work. It usually blooms once a year and has 1 or 2 blooms. 2 years ago it put out 3 blooms and then last year didn't bloom at all. I guess it had to rest from the show. :-) I photographed this years bloom against the window and I liked the blank background it gave it. The flower is about 6 inches in length and the long tube part is hollow all the way down to the cactus body.