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Blooming Desert

on May 3, 2022
(Pink blossoms on a beaver tail cactus. Photo by Dawn Pisturino.)


We got enough rain this winter for the cactus to blossom. It truly is a lovely sight when the desert is in bloom.

(Rose-colored blossom on a prickly pear cactus. Photo by Dawn Pisturino.)

But those cactus needles are nothing to mess with! They hurt!

(Creosote bush in bloom. Photo by Dawn Pisturino.)

Creosote bushes are indigenous desert plants with deep roots and waxy green leaves which help them to retain moisture. They mostly stay green year round. But, in the spring, they burst forth with lovely yellow flowers that brighten up the landscape. On the downside, these yellow flowers mark the start of allergy season. Nothing lasts long in the desert, however, so we enjoy them while we can. Achoo!

Have a lovely day, wherever you are!

Dawn Pisturino

May 3, 2022

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16 responses to “Blooming Desert

  1. Those are beautiful πŸ™‚

    I don’t know what’s with me, but every time I see a cactus up close (real or in pictures) my mind automatically drifts to concepts of how nasty it would be to get stung by those needles.
    These did the trick :))
    Few things put together beauty and danger in the same frame like a bloomed cactus.

    Awesome job, Dawn! (ゝ◑ο½₯)οΎ‰ πŸ“Έ

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  2. utahan15 says:

    cactus flower the power of lotus blooms

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  3. Nancy says:

    Your rainy season is our snowy season. Pretty blooms, Dawn.

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  4. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! So beautiful photos, dear Dawn! ThanK’s for share.
    Have a pleasant day!

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  5. Michele Lee says:

    The desert does have its beauty! I love to be surprised by a blooming cactus. 😍 🌡 Beautiful photos, Dawn.

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  6. orededrum says:

    Amazing pictures ! Have a nice day or evening !

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  7. Harshi says:

    Glorious pics!!

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