By Samantha Grossman
March 26, 2015

It’s technically spring, but several parts of the U.S. are still facing cold temperatures and generally unpleasant weather. Watching the above video, though, will help us all feel like it’s spring.

Created by filmmaker Greg Krehel (also known as EchinopsisFreak), this time-lapse video shows a dozen types of Echinopsis cactus flowers blooming (and then wilting.) These types of flowers bloom overnight and then last for one day, he explains in the video’s description. They’re at their “peak beauty” for just one or two hours.

“With their garish colors, their crazy shapes, and the contrast between spiky parent and the flowers, the cacti provide the drama,” Krehel writes. “My job is simple: bring their freaky nature to your attention.”

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