Surviving is every cacti's middle name, right in between genus and species... as in Escobaria 'survivor' varicolor. Durango's dry, windy Spring was followed by a Summer with extended dry periods. However, recent soaking rains (the last hurrah of our monsoon season) gave some of our adolescent cacti a second chance to flower and reproduce. Many of the cacti in our yard have done just that.
Photos by Lisa Bourey