Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cactus Flowers

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!

1 comment:

Jackijo said...

I love your pictures! I assume my pad is a descendant of the one with pick flowers. It put out new pads instead of flowers this year. I guess that means loads of flowers next year!