Apr 132013

/cactus bud 1707

cactus bud 1706 (1)

cactus bud 1709

cactus bud 1708


These were taken last Sunday (same day as the rattlesnakes) — this is a new camera and the photos are in RAW.  I am having to learn how to use my tools all over again, thus it took me all week to prepare the for posting.

The last two are obviously not a bud… but thought you’d like seeing what these cacti are capable of — truly awesome, don’t you think?

By the way, these buds and blossoms are on the Staghorn Cholla cacti.

Mar 302013

pink prickly pear 1705

pink 1704

These Prickly Pear Cactus blossoms were taken last weekend at the Joshua Tree National Park (I’m slow to post, we’ve had some Internet issues). These are in blossom all over town as well and I can’t get enough pictures. Since these were the first ones I saw this season, I am posting them. Besides, I love the background in the top photo.