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This is a special photo album.

Like many photographers, I am drawn to capture the open flowers of cacti and succulents because of their great variety and beauty. I know of no other photographer who has concentrated on the fascinating form of cacti and succulent flower buds before they open into flowers. This photo album is dedicated to the compelling form and intense color of these potential flowers.

September 12, 1999 - On the first repeat of this special album, I added links to pictures of open flowers of the same plants. Although these are not always the same bud after it had opened, this does allow the viewer to see where the bud was going.