Desert In Bloom

I used to think that the desert lacked the change of seasons because it seemed that we were always in a perpetual state of sunshine.  But now, after having lived here for 23 years, I have learned to redefine my expectations and my definitions of seasons.

Backyard blooms
Backyard blooms

Here’s a bouquet best left where it stands.  Enjoy.

In the gallery above, are some of the different cactus that are in bloom around the house.  I’ve captioned them with the common names…  There are many varieties that are referred to by the same name.

If you would like to read more check out:

Golden Barrel – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinocactus_grusonii

Hedgehog cactus – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinocereus

Occotillo – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fouquieria_splendens

Prickly pear cactus – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia

 

 

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