I love plants. Almost all. From weeds to orchids, from oaks to poplars. And if I had to tell what I love more...well probably I love succulent the most.
Their shapes, colors, even their thorns.
The flowers of cactus are often more then "only" flowers, they are more like a metaphor.
I can even read a kind of ransom in their blooming, year after year. I can imagine the flower as a shout in the desert. If you keep yor ear close to it you can, sometimes, feel the whisper.