Monday, September 20, 2010

circles of orange




circles of orange
desert's last invitation
to savor summer

39 comments:

clairz said...

Wonderful photos, and even more so when clicked on a couple of times to enlarge the details. You live in a gorgeous place.

rainfield61 said...

So I am very eager to see how the desert looks like in the winter.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous cactus, flowers and colors! What a wonderful, beautiful place you live in, Diane! Terrific captures! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

rohrerbot said...

I love this color of orange. The flowers are beautiful!!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Beautiful Cactus!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Diane... I love seeing all of that orange during this time of year... Fall IS coming --although we are still having Summer here now.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carol said...

Gorgeous shades of orange and yellow....didn't know cacti could look this pretty....

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful colors and photographs from the desert Dianne.. as always..
Costas

Loree said...

What lovely bursts of colour.

SquirrelQueen said...

What beautiful flowers, I especially like your macro shots. I never knew there was so much color in the desert this time of the year.

The Retired One said...

Very cool! I love your desert flower pictures because I have never seen them before!

Julie said...

How gorgeous! Looks more like an invitation to FALL, with that orange color!!! Really beautiful!!! Thanks for showing!!!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

These are such a beautiful color. Mine are yellow so obviously a different variety of barrel cactus. These are so healthy and gorgeous. Definitely circles of orange.

Allison said...

Fall colors like New England autumn leaves ... even in the desert! Fascinating!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

These are wonderful. Flowering cactus are just so exotic. Love these shots.

Barb said...

What luscious color! (And what a great smiling photo of your grandson!)

Gaelyn said...

Those are gorgeous! I'm surprised to see blooms so late. Also like the spider web bridge in the first image.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful cactus flowers. Love the color combination.

Ann said...

WOW!!!!! one word suffice.

I shall love to see these cacti myself.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

And what an invitation it is! Beautiful!

Tracy said...

Those are gorgeous for sure and long dried up here in the Valley. Good riddance, I say! Let's get the Fall on! :-)

Joy said...

So beautiful, and a perfect haiku!

Icy BC said...

Those cactus blooms are just so gorgeous, and delicious looking! What a beautiful color!

Pagan Sphinx said...

That orange is so lovely. Wow. Thank you!

betchai said...

beautiful Diane, the beauty of cactus flowers are so stunning, so inviting.

Pete said...

love the orange.. have a great week

Neus said...

Warm colors of these cactus! Congrats for the Grandson!

JM said...

The bottom shot is amazing! I keep one big echinocactus for seven years and I'm still waiting for a bloom... :-)

Magpie said...

Really like those pops of orange. That last photo is amazing!! I love it!

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Cher said...

those are beautiful circles of orange!

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Lovely Cactus and a great shot!

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Prospero said...

Those are some well guarded flowers, Diane.

Martha Z said...

Beautiful color, like orange sherbert, yum!

Ayie said...

Summer sure looks great there where you are. I love all the photos you've been sharing here.

Ann said...

I like these orange flowers. Are they edible?

Rosa Phoenix said...

stunning!

Linda said...

Gorgeous pic of "Circles Of Orange!" You have an incredible talent...Good work!