Saturday, May 15, 2010

Desert in May






leathery pads
welcome new growth
desert in May

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34 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful and so exotic! ;-)

Torsdag 1952 said...

Oh I love flowers on cactus.
This year I startet a little early to the desert , but I found differt typs of opuntia with flowers.

Beautiful

Hartmut

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures, Diane! Love the cactus and what delightful shadows it makes! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Neus said...

Gorgeous flowers! Just a question, this cactus makes fruits? It's similar to one from Spain, but I'm not sure!

Manang Kim said...

That's a very gorgeous shadow shots. Happy Sunday!

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Diane AZ said...

Hi Neus, Yes, this cactus make fruit. Some people use it for syrup or jelly. :)

Gaelyn said...

Oh how I love spring in the desert, seeing the cactus blooms just gives me a little thrill. Glad I got to see that last week, because it will be a while before seeing any blooms up here.

EG Wow said...

It always amazes me that cacti have such pretty flowers. The shadows are neat!

Serendipity said...

It's great to see a cactus so close up - there's so much texture!

Catherine said...

wonderful cactus shadows - super!!

rainfield61 said...

Cacti are fantastic when their flowers show up.

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
Your aunt and I were just strolling and shooting roses. Wish you could have been with us. Your blooming cactus and Haiku are both lovely.

Diane AZ said...

Hi Barb, Glad you and Martha had a nice time. Maybe I'll get to see some pictures of the roses. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

May must be one of the best times of year in the desert --since you see all of the new growth. Our new growth is usually in April here---although we see lots of it throughout the summer also.

Beautiful pictures, Diane... The desert is such an incredible place.
Hugs,
Betsy

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Beautiful shots.

Martha Z said...

Your desert is blooming. I wish the cactus would bloom in cooler weather, no friend of the heat am I. Barb and I had to seek some shade on our walk, it's getting warm here, too.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love seeing the cacti when they bloom like this. What a beautiful sight.

Tracy said...

Oh, so pretty! Glad we have photos because in a few weeks they will be gone. :-(

betchai said...

beautiful shots as always Diane, I love these cacti especially when they bloom.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

wow! THEY are blooming.

Hey Harriet said...

These are really nice! Quite different to the plants in my garden. I love the colours in the last one! Have a great week :)

Naturedigital said...

The desert must be very colorful now with all the cactus blooming...
Have a great day..
Costas

Icy BC said...

I love cactus flowers! They are gorgeous and shadow is so awesome to see..

Anya said...

Blooms from a cactus
so so special :)))
I see in only in the greenshop !!

Have a Happy Sunday
:)

Clytie said...

Beautiful cacti casting equally beautiful shadows.

Arasu said...

Wonderful blooms. The shadow too is superb!

frayedattheedge said...

lovely shadow shots!!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I love your photography!!
Stunning capture!
Betty

Suzi Smith said...

These are lovely.... like your header pic!

Annie said...

Such extraordinary flowers, and their beauty is so fleeting.

Julie said...

Gorgeous blooms!!!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the close up shots here. It is always amazing to see flowers growing from the pads like that.

JM said...

I just love how you've played with the shadows in the bottom pic. Fantastic image!

Self Sagacity said...

I really love how the flowers on those cacti.