Barrel Cactus Bud and Bloom Twofer w/Poll!
These large barrels have thin hooked spines, yellow blooms and greenish fruit.
I can’t decide between the bud photo with bloom in the background or the bloom photo with the buds nearby:
Such choices will have to be made.
In the meantime, I’m posting a video later today that includes this very plant a couple days later in full bloom. Look for it!