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Macro photo of the center inside of a small cactus flower bloom, Phoenix, Arizona. Yes, if you wonder, this is one of the five cactus flowers that surprised me last week by blooming after six years of growth from a small household cactus.  Late Friday night is still time for #floralfriday  right?  Hosted by +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman and +Kiki Nelson 
#cactusflower   #macroflower   #flowermacro  
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G+ has been wonky my for a couple of days,but seems to have been fixed for now. I was running out of ways to creatively report why it wasn't working. Such detail from such a small flower !
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Zen Cactus Flower Contemplation
A focus on the center of a very delicate, small cactus flower.  The brief bloom of 24 hours is a joy to witness. Oh the wonder of nature!
#cactusflower   #flowercenter   #macro   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #delicate  
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Beautiful
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Tomatillo Salsa on Nachos
Grilled tomatillo with garlic and onion make a flavorful sauce. For +Sara Wheatcroft who wondered what to do with tomatillo. Also for +Terry McNeil who always inspires me with her food creations and recipes. This salsa is made only from grilled tomatillo and sautéed onions and garlic.
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Looks awesome!
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Fiver Cactus Flowers
First time in six years a small cactus has bloomed! These flowers last only one day and wither quickly in the July heat, Phoenix, Arizona. This photo was taken about 6:30 am this morning and now, just 10 hours later the blooms are shrinking and folding up. By the morning they will droop and wither. Oh but such glory for a brief shining moment.

This is a follow up to the two previous iPhone 6 Plus photos I shared this week. Yesterday I posted a photo of the five buds, clearly ready to bloom in the early morning. If you are interested, links to the other two photos are in the comments. Heya, this photo has made it in for Floral Friday! Huzzah! For some pretty nature photos to cheer you up, check out this hashtag #floralfriday and the curators +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James and +Kiki Nelson
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Wonderful blooming for the Cactus and is very rare of this kind of flowers. Very beautiful & keep it up. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. 
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Fiver
Tomorrow this small, six year old cactus will have five large cactus flowers.  At home in Phoenix, Arizona, in the middle of endless weeks of high heat.  Apparently this plant likes it since I provided a bit a shade.  This is the plant I shared a week ago with the amazing, perfect flower, also taken with my cellphone.  Tomorrow morning early I will be out there with my macro lens on a real camera.  The first comment will have a link to the fun flower I posted last week.  That one seemed to get many thousands of views and so many faves.
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Working on editing macro photos of these now. It's only 2 pm and the flowers are shrinking and folding up. The heat is pretty oppressive. 
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PSA Skin Cancer
With a sudden need to take care of any existing health issues, I went to a dermatologist today and got a biopsy of a small spot on my face as well as other miscellaneous age spots and moles that have been growing and increasing in number.  Since both my parents and my grandfather had skin cancer, I thought this a wise course of action.  Being about totally Irish and German, I figured I was a good candidate for skin cancer.  Consider this a PSA to have these things checked out right away.  My mother waited a few years after her spot on her nose was finally checked out, after my sister and I were after her for years. Yep, skin cancer and now her nose is now permanently twisted.  My father had his checked a year ago and lost part of the side of his nose.  Fortunately for him it is not so noticeable. For me, lucky enough that it was close to my nose but on my cheek, so this is not bad! Think skin cancer is not so bad?  Check out the mortality for common cancers.
#skincancer   #cancer   #cancerawareness   #cancertreatment  
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My point was was not well delivered so I will try again. The "for profit" Pharmaceutical is geared to treatment and not cure. Thy do not spend effort perusing profit dead-ends. There are natural plant stuffs that can fix us. For profit only mentality is a Cancer in it self. 
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Exploding Kittens is Coming!!!!
Can't wait.  Yes, my Phoenix-area peeps, I will still plan a party with the sets, just a few weeks more. Let me know if you want in.  I know +Toni Farley and +Sara Wheatcroft and +Dallas Moore are likely up for it.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens/posts/1308020
Elan Lee is raising funds for Exploding Kittens on Kickstarter! This is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.
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Google is scaling back Google+'s unpopular social network integrations, starting with YouTube comments.
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G+ isn't going anywhere +C.J. Shane and it's a legit article +Vicky Veritas http://plus.google.com/+BradleyHorowitz/posts/Aq59SxzyjWT
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Caturday Card
An unintentionally funny birthday card received for my six year old grandson.  The note fell out when he opened the card and we grabbed it quickly.  Once reading it, we just told him it was a note to Grandma. Look close, LOL.
Now THIS is a great post for #Caturday   #caturdayeveryday   #caturday   #caturday2015  
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Sadly this satire piece from The Onion is right on the mark.
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G Plus, Comfy
My little dog is feeling pretty after getting groomed to shave off long hair that is a bit much for him to bear in the Arizona summer heat. Since I shared Buddy's photo on Wednesday, here is equal time for G Plus.  iPhone 6 Plus.
#doglovers   #papillion   #smalldog  
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How adorable! Molly is doing fine, though she is a really, really, really tiny creature, just 3.6 pounds of energy and kisses and smarts.
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