garden ponderings


Cactus Flowers at Red Rock Canyon

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These beautiful, delicate appearing flowers grow on such unlikely and strange looking plants: Prickly Pear Cactus.  I have seen the ‘leaves’ called Nopales in the grocery store, but have never tasted one myself.
I photographed these cacti in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just outside Las Vegas, Nevada.  After years of visits to “sin city” (my mother grew up there, and I have many relatives still living in this city), my first visit to this ancient protected area was in May of this year.  I will definitely return here whenever I am in the area, it is worth visiting over and over again.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Yellow.”