We have a patch of cactus growing by the bedroom window. It usually gives a spectacular show of yellow flowers after a good rainfall in spring. We have been having monsoon like rains this week and I see the buds popping up all over the patch. As I was researching the name and variety that was growing in our yard, I discovered that cacti are part of the plant order Caryophyllales which also includes plants like beets, baby's breath, spinach, amaranth, tumbleweeds, carnations, rhubarb, bougainvillea, buckwheat, chickweed, knotgrass etc. I still don't know the name but I full of wonder and amazement at the nature's bounty.
After the Rainfall watercolor on hot press paper. 15x11"