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

Anonymous 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!