Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thorny Beauty

While walking around in the desert and enjoying the many varieties of wildflowers, I came across this cactus bloom soaking up the sunshine. I love finding these beauties blooming in the wild.




The small photo is a group of bright yellow wildflowers that were growing right at the very edge of the road. I have no idea what they are called but they are certainly intricately composed beauties.

11 comments:

Kate said...

Both photos today are perfect specimans of the joys of spring.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great wildflower photos. Enjoy your weekend.

brattcat said...

Love those frilly, delicate roadside flowers.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous again. i am enjoying your wildlflowers

Jarart said...

Lots of color in your post today. Happy pictures.

glenda said...

Really great wildflower phots. I must get out and see these for myself. Motivation!!

notaphotographerbutiplayoneontv said...

Beautiful macros. I really need to work on my macro shots. Photomark is doing a field trip to the Desert Botanical Garden next Saturday. They let you use Nikon bodies and equipment. I'm thinking that might be something fun.

Birdman said...

A metaphor of life-- right next to a beautiful flower; a prickly cactus. Ain't it the truth.

Magpie said...

I'm always tempted to stop along the road and take photos. I always hope everyone understands. Great color!!

Jacob said...

Again, I find these wildflowers a special gift of Mother Nature and something most people, I think, would not expect from the desert!

Beautiful photos, Sharon!

JM said...

I just love all your desert shots, Sharon! My cacti are also blooming now! :-)