Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cactus Flowers

Today I’ve put together a little collage of some of the cactus I saw blooming on Sunday at the Desert Botanical Gardens. The colors were brilliant and the blossoms perfect. The area was just awash in color, luring photographers to get a closer look. Not too close, though. There are still those thorns to contend with.

Even the little potted cactus in the gift shop were blooming. See the upper left corner.

7 comments:

JM said...

This is gorgeous, Sharon! I have two cacti about to bloom for the 1st time and I have no idea what colour the flowers will be. I think one of them is at the left center of your collage. Let's see... :-)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a gorgeous collage. Very well done. This could be a post-card

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a spectacular demonstration of the vibrancy of the desert at this time of year. Well done.

ശിവ said...

Thank you for these great photos of cactus flowers...:)

glenda said...

This is beautiful Sharon. Love the cactus flowers.

Kate said...

Beautiful cacti flowers. Fantastic collage

Denise Jelonek said...

We have the same pink cactus flowers here in Cotopaxi, CO. I LOVE them. They only bloom for about a week or two out of the entire year here. Love all of your flower photos. Very nice shots!