This year I have a great fortune: some cactuses that live in my yard for many years decided to flower this year. It's very surprizing. I even thought, those do not make flowers at all. But... Look at my photos.
This flower is exactly so as you see it. It has petals of different quality. And this is why they seem to be painted. No, this is the natural color of the flower.
This second has nothing particular except the color of the flower. I had a very big plant like this once but it had very strange flowers -brown striped that smelled like spoiled fish.
and this flower is even beautiful
This one flowers the first time, too.
and these you have just seen in this blog different times. The only difference is that they are so numerous!