Hello Gayle:These are absolutely amazing - and so very colourful.
The Prickly Pear are blooming all over Tucson. Lovely.
The pad emergence a;ways fascinates and amazes me. So beautiful~I rarely am around here long enough to see many blossom. I'll be on the lookout for them in Tucson next time we're there.In Morocco they dry them and dye them and sell them like potporri. They were so beautiful at the markets.xoxo Kim
They dry the blooms ? I have never heard of that. Sound really lovely.
there is such beauty in the desert! hamishlandshark?yertoboygetpinkthinggetpinkthingnowmypinkthingyert!smiles, beexxoxoxooxxo
When you say desert everyone thinks the Sahara but the Sonoran Desert where I live is very green.
I find when people visit us during this time of year they are always so surprised at how much color we have here in the desert. They are so beautiful.
Spring are wonderful in this area. The Prickly Pear are absolutely crazy here, every plant is overloaded with blossoms and new growth. I don't know why because we really didn't get enough winter rains.
Your prickly pears are stunning. Such a different landscape from the one that your little square dogs` ancestors lived in!
I try to keep telling them they should love the rain but I think you can see them walking on tippy toes when it rains. They are so funny.
The blooms look like roses.
So glad to arrived in time for prickly pear season! They always amaze me.
WOW, so glad you stopped by. Good to see your post on your blog.
Blooming cacti. As an Ohioan with only a stereotyped notion of the desert, I like the incongruity of it.
Yes, we are not the Sahara Desert. Yuma looks more like that. The scenes with the Sarlacc Pit from #6 Start wars was filmed there.
What a lovely bursting forth!Not you Hamish - siddown.
So incredible. I love the geometry of the things, and then those outrageous, fragile flowers on top.
Orange and yellow blooms competing with the hot pink ball! Wow, very cute.
It's astonishing that they blossom like that.