If you ask Carl, the hardest part about traveling with me is that I want to stop and take pictures in the most inconvenient places… he thinks I’m trying to get us killed. It is true but most times I accept that we can’t stop and I try not to be too sulky about it. But when I saw these beauties I couldn’t help myself ! Red cactus blossoms are not that common.
I like traveling, even day trips, because there is always something new to learn. For example, that there is such a thing as the Colorado Desert Region in Southern California. This was taken at Joshua Tree… which is half Colorado Desert and half Mohave Desert, although no definitive dividing line, it is obvious when you are in one or the other because of the plant life.
Here’s a link to more info:http://ceres.ca.gov/geo_area/bioregions/Colorado_Desert/about.html