The fig tree fascinates me. One morning, I found a new one – it had decided to grow between the spiny thorns of a cactus that had occupied its own pot for more than twenty years.
Click on the picture of the cactus flower – to see it in its full glory
The cactus had just recently flowered – being one of those seductive creatures which thrusts forward its large, swollen flower cases to burst open in the dark of night, for only a few rapturous minutes. Great creamy, lustrous white petals surround the heart of its voluptuous centre, where a succulent yellow stamen rests against yellow tinged petals. An exotic fragrance draws all manner of night beetles and moths into its luscious depths.
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