Tag Archives: Cactus

Old Man Cactus Flower

Caught sight of this the other day and made a point of returning at night to try and catch some photos of the flower. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried over the years and this is only … Continue reading

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Turks Head Cactus Pods

Many of the Turks Head Cacti here at Harbour Club Villas are flowering and throwing off seed pods like crazy right now. They are providing a feast for our local population of anoles and curly tailed lizards. I haven’t managed … Continue reading

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Old Man Cactus

Take a look around you in our local bush and frequently you will see this spectacular cactus. The Dildo Cactus with its rather suggestive name is locally called the Old Man Cactus and is probably the most commonly found cactus in … Continue reading

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Turks Head Cactus

 The recent rains have revived all the plants, bushes and everything is blooming like crazy including my Turks Head cacti.  I love these cacti……….hope you enjoy the selection of photos.     Marta       http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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Hummingbird Update

All during this last week, our little hummingbird mama has been soooo busy building her nest. It has grown quite substantially (see my earlier blog as she began building her nest). For the first several days we had consistent rain … Continue reading

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Starfish Flower

I’m not sure where I got a cutting for this cactus like plant and was amazed one day to see a spectacular flower appear. It is called Stapelia Gigantea or Starfish Flower. The flowers can be 10 to 16 inches … Continue reading

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Opuntia Cactus

All this dry weather and no rain has been ideal for our large Opuntia Cactus also known as Prickly Pear Cactus. It is blooming to beat the band with large bright yellow flowers. A dried almond leaf was caught up … Continue reading

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Turks Head Cactus

I can’t believe all the seed pods on my Turks Head Cactus……all shaped like peppers but in a rosy pink colour. This little Anole lizard was looking to eat a few. I believe they do eat them along with the … Continue reading

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Dive Boats at Malcolm Roads

It doesn’t matter what the weather is like at Malcolm Roads, the colours are always spectacular for photo taking. A passing storm and clouds turned the sea into brilliant shades of blue and turquoise. Dive boats were anchored out at … Continue reading

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Turk’s Head Cactus

The Turk’s Head Cactus is one of the national emblems of the Turks and Caicos Islands where it loves the dry climate and thrives in exposed areas. It is named after the distinctive reddish cap that sits on top of … Continue reading

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