It’s not that it isn’t in my nature to read instructions, but my mind has a tendency to wander.
Couple of cactus flowers shot after I read some instructions for the new camera. Not all of them, just the ones that seemed important.
A hybrid echinocereus.
The “White Sands form” of Echinocereus triglochidiatus. This thing can get really big. During an exceptionally dry summer, the lower part of the stem, or “barrel”, can wrinkle with moisture loss, and the stem will start to lean alarmingly. Prop it up with a stick, and it starts to lean the other way. Cactus do expect some rain to fall during their growing season.