Saturday, February 16, 2013

Focus on Life Week 7: Beauty of Flowers


The cactus flower is our version of the rose, with wild spikes standing in for the thorns of the more genteel rose. We are entering that wondrous time of year when all variety of cactus flowers start to emerge, proving that beauty can occur in the most surprising of places.

You might also enjoy visiting the other participants... to walk in their virtual gardens this week on Studio Sublime.

20 comments:

Claire said...

wow! these are stunning! i guess you wouldn't want to pick them...
great photo :)

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a great picture of flowers on the cactus.

Courtney said...

Spectacular shot! Spectacular.

Laura said...

full of sunshine... just beautiful!

Beti Horvath said...

So beautiful. I would love to visit the desert in spring!

Shel said...

Oh, I see 'home' in these flowers! ;-) I love it when the desert blooms,...it's gorgeous isn't it! Wonderful photograph - it's just lovely.

Meeling said...

What a great close up shot!!

(no. 45 this week)

Becky Pancake said...

I love to see the desert in bloom. It is so different than here in Minnesota.

Annette said...

That is just beautiful! I would love to see the desert in bloom. I imagine the colors are spectacular.

Patty Woodland said...

I saw the desert once after a rain. It was amazing. Blooms everywhere.

SummersStudio said...

That is so very beautiful.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Wow! Those blooms on cacti somehow look almost fake to me at times, perhaps it's since we've actually had cacti in stores here with blooms glue gunned on!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I love how we can see where people are from by the flowers they're posting! This is so beautiful and unexpected (at least for me)

LoriF said...

Oh Paula, those are so unique! My bucket list includes a visit to each of the 50 states, and AZ is high on my to-do list!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Wow! That's a stunning flower and photograph. I wouldn't want to get close enough to smell it but I'd stand back and enjoy its beauty.

Marlene Cupo said...

It's a shame cactus doe not flower longer or more often. Gorgeous blooms, and photograph.

CraftyHope said...

What a wonderful comparison! I do like your cactus flower shot. It's beautiful, and the pricklies add so much texture to the picture.

Sally Russick said...

Fantastic shot Paula! These are gorgeous!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

How beautiful! Love their color and unique texture.

Rdegas said...

Great Photo! Love the cactus flower and color too! Enjoy!

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