Birds fly. Dogs bark. Fire burns. I read. (Mostly mysteries.)
I love the contrast of prickles and flowers!
What a beautiful picture! I love the contrast of colors and textures.
Gorgeous! I agree with the others. The contrast is wonderful.
Oooooh! I want some flowers - now!
that color is all the more striking for me in a harsh terrain.
The flowers on a cactus are always so beautiful. I have a fishhook cactus that makes gorgeous yellow flowers... when it's summer and when it's in the mood. Poor thing is hibernating now in my laundry room.
I needed that spot of color -- we are in that draggy part of winter, just waiting for the trees to bud.
While living in cold country, February was always my least favorite month, so I thought ost folks would appreciate some color. Out in the wild, a lot of these beauties are hiding in nests of mesquite and palo verde trees, or at the bases of saguaros. The larger plants help shelter them-- and funnel rain to them to help them grow.Kathy-- Thanks!Zibilee-- Thanks!Marie-- Thanks!Dorte-- That dreary part of February, eh?Caite-- Even though striking and vivid colors really aren't all that odd in the desert.... :)Leslie-- Poor thing, indeed!Beth-- I never did like winter in cold country, but draggy February is the Pits!
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