Thursday, April 15, 2010
Prickly Pear Cacti are blooming in the Sonoran Desert right now, AND in my back yard! I could just sit all day and stare at these flowers and all the cool insects that visit them. Prickly Pear flowers come in all different colors, because there are lots of different species. The one in my backyard is the pink one, a perfect delicate but vibrant pink! If these plants weren't so prickley, I bet they could incite a collecting frenzy equal to the Dutch tulip mania of the 1600's!