Monday, April 19, 2010
An Arizona Spring
Like a piece of Chocolate cake our Cactus blossoms don't last very long, but they are so lovely when they appear.
The top two photos are a Cholla.
The pink one is a Hedgehog Cactus and the yellow one is a Prickly Pear.
If these are familiar it's because I posted photos of the same plants a year ago. Some of you missed them so I am repeating posting photos of the blossoms in my neighborhood. (I am such a showoff.) I also tried out a new camera lens on the top four. I really can't tell the difference; it makes me wonder why I spent so much money on it.
I don't know the names of the last four cactus. They are in my neighbor's yard. The yellow and orange blossoms appear to be those of a variety of a Barrel Cactus.
An aside: Is anyone else having trouble commenting on some blogs now that you have to sign in with a specific title? I have tried using my Google account and it automatically diverts me to a Google sign in page. After signing in my comment vanishes. On some blogs I can sign in using my URL, but not on all of them. So if you didn't get a comment from me it was not for wont of trying. Sorry !!!