Friday, July 27, 2012

Cactus Flower


I've shown you a lot of the big cactus blooms that I find but, here is one that is small but, quite pretty.

The photo below gives you a better idea of what the cactus looks like.  It's the one on the right side of the photo.  In fact, if you look closely you can see a bloom on the bottom right.


I'm not positive but I believe this is a type of cholla (pronounced choy-a) cactus.

14 comments:

Thérèse said...

Such a promising prickly pear cactus!
ANd this first flower is the star of the day!

brattcat said...

lovely. all that green in the top shot. and even in the bottom. love the palette in your part of the world.

JM said...

The flower is beautiful but I'm in awe at the bottom shot. What a fantastic scenery!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Being a photographer helps you focus on the details.

Warren said...

beautiful shots!

Kathy said...

Your flower photos lately have been magical. And I think you're right about it being a cholla.

RedPat said...

The flower is lovely and the scene in the 2nd shot is wonderful!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Thanks for making me stop and smell the cactus today!

Judy said...

Tiny but extravagantly pretty.
I like that you have shown us a wide view of where you found it.

Lowell said...

Two absolutely gorgeous pictures. But the first of the bloom is extraordinary. What fantastic colors!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Yes, it resembles a cholla. Great color.

Randy said...

Beautiful. I just love the desert.

Magpie said...

That is a beauty. I'm always amazed by how delicate but detailed cactus blossoms are. This one is wonderful.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very exotic bloom, gorgeous colour..the second shot is exactly how I imagine Arizona to look, wonderful composition Sharon.