Sunday, September 6, 2009

Desert Fiesta



Happy Cactus Monday!

In the desert, the last bloomers of the summer monsoon season are the barrel cacti. The most common flower color is orange, but they also bloom in yellow and red. With cacti decked out in these warm festive colors, it looks like the desert is celebrating the end of a hot summer.












barrel cacti glow
golden orange and red
monsoon sunset

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15 comments:

Kevin said...

Just stunning as we have come to expect. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to head south in the spring!

Cher said...

wow! those were like a rainbow of cacti blooms! great, great, great!

Loree said...

Wow. Those blooms are awesome. Some cacti have such stunning flowers.

Lance said...

Hi Diane,
The colors look so vibrant amongst the green of the cactus!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How truly beautiful these are Diane. I love the posts below especially the sunsets. Magnificent. To me there is something special in the colors of that time of day.

Ashley said...

Wow! beautiful blooms. I love all of the different colors. It is quite festive!

marianne said...

I am jealous of all those blooming cacti!!!!
HCM!

Julie said...

Such beautiful fall colors are the barrels blooms!!! Nice display here! Neat to see, for sure!!!

Teri C said...

Oh thank you for posting these blooms. They are the ones I never get to see!! Just gorgeous colors and shapes.

HCM!!

Teri C said...

Oh, and love the poem!!

Prospero said...

Hi Diane, the second montage is very effective.

Judy Butler said...

What a wonderful explosion of color. Lovely. Judy

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These blooms are just beautiful. Such a brilliant array of yellows and reds. HCM.

Arasu said...

I like the arrangement of photos.With different colors the flowers look beautiful.Like rose plants with thorns,these cactus plants produce nice flowers.

Jen said...

Love it!
All those colors compliment each other so well.