Monday, March 28, 2016
Bongo Drums & Cactus Blooms
I took a short walk at the Desert Botanical Garden yesterday. Short because I didn't get there until around 2:00 PM and the afternoon sun was pretty intense. I was walking past a large bed of cactus when I spotted this one in the distance with the little yellow blooms on it. I was trying to make out the sign to see what it was and I had myself convinced that it said "Bongo Drums". Well, they sort of look like bongo drums, don't they? Maybe it's time for an eye exam. Anyway, it wasn't until I downloaded the photos that I saw what the name really is. And, what an unusual name it is: Biznaga Dorada!
As you can see, there were plenty of cactus blooms to admire along the way. Next time I go it will be first thing in the morning before the sun becomes too brutal. Bongo Drums, I'm still chuckling over that one.