Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Desert in Bloom

 

The desert is bursting with color right now.  I took a walk at the Desert Botanical Garden yesterday and captured photos of some of the colorful blooms on display.  Above is a Palo Verde tree full of tiny yellow blooms and it is partially shading a prickly pear cactus with lots of orange blooms.

A bloom on a claret cup cactus.

Another prickly pear bloom....this time in pink.


Another claret cup cactus just full of blooms.

To the left some yellow prickly pear blooms.


































The one above is a Biznaga Dorada cactus, a type of barrel cactus. It's crowned with a ring of yellow blooms.

To the right, a close-up of some of those orange prickly pear blooms.

Lots of wonderful color to enjoy!

18 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Great colors.

Karl said...

They are all so beautiful !

biebkriebels said...

never known the desert had so many flowers!

Людмила Кишкунова said...

Эти цветы растут в пустыне? Никогда бы не подумала! Очень яркие и красивые!

Andy said...

Mother Nature's show begins now. The Spring blooms are stunning.

Travel said...

Everyone should see the desert in bloom,

RedPat said...

The flowers that cacti put out are so gorgeous, Sharon!

William Kendall said...

These are beautiful.

Catarina said...

Magnificent colours!

Revrunner said...

Lovely tree in that first photo.

bill burke said...

Colourful beauty, great captures Sharon.

Marleen said...

They are all gorgeous Sharon!

Amy said...

I have similar cacti in pots here, I hope they flower like those.

Janey and Co. said...

Beautiful colorful flowers and great photography.

Gemel said...

How colourful the desert really is. WOW

Steve Reed said...

It never fails to amaze me how lush cactus flowers look, on plants that are so spiny and tough!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la! Stunning cactus blooms Sharon, the Palo Verde tree also. I look forward to seeing your beautiful photos each year, exotically unexpected on these prickly cactus 🌺

Jack said...

Beautiful! Over the years I have enjoyed your photos of cactus flowers. This is a fine collection.