Monday, May 17, 2010

More wild wanderings

I can get lost wandering in the desert this time of year.  Here are some pictures from a recent wander...
Cholla flowers
I love this deep pink cholla flower.
Same Cholla below, only the whole plant this time.


               Cholla forest in the background..this type isn't blooming yet....see the little Saguaro growing by the Ocotillo in the foreground?

More views...the desert is so amazing!



Where do you wander?
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12 comments:

Julie said...

What an interesting place to wander!! I am not sure if I have ever seen a cholla bloom up close like that! It is beautiful with the yellow and pink striation! Cactus flowers rock!!!

soulbrush said...

oh how i envy you having all this beauty around you. wow! hcm fellow cactuteer.

Deb said...

I love your wild wanderings....beautiful...I love wandering around with my camera...in my yard...in someone else's yard...down by the river...I just love wandering...LOL

Stone Art said...

Wow the flowers of that Cholla are gorgeous, nice to get a glimpse of some of the beauty of the desert. we don't have much desert here in Ireland.

Stone Art said...

Wow the flowers of that Cholla are gorgeous, nice to get a glimpse of some of the beauty of the desert. we don't have much desert here in Ireland.

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Beautiful gorgeous photos. I love those Cholla blooms. I hope you didn't get too close! I love wandering South Mountain Park in Phoenix, it's breathtaking. HCM!!!

Teri C said...

Oh wow, so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

❤HCM❤

Margaret Ann said...

What a great cholla bloom...OMG!!! Have a happy Cactus Monday...keep those photos coming!

Aiyana said...

Beautiful photos. Do you have to drive far to get into desert areas?
Aiyana

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Wow, that landscape is so different from those I've seen around here. It's got a beauty all its own.

I forgot to mention that I've seen those night blooming flowers on other blogs. They are cool, even your finished one.

rohrerbot said...

What kind of camera do you use to take pics? I need to get a better one that takes clearer and sharper photos:)

Dee said...

I am currently using a Sony Cybershot. I really like it! I have gone through several Exilm cameras and they seemed to die within a year.