Tag Archives: Cactus

Weekly Photo Challenge: KISS

The enormous power of attraction and desire — The longing to touch, to kiss the desired one — It overwhelms time and space, common sense, good manners, prudence, even physical safety perhaps  — as in this capture of two prickly creatures coming together in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TOGETHER (2)

Who can possibly embrace a cactus? Another cactus! They look so cuddly together, don’t they? And the rest of us, if we tried it, would be picking spines out of our hides for hours! Makes me think — there’s always … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Round (and Round the Cactus Plant)

We usually expect cactus plants to be spiky, scratchy, prickly, angular — and so they are. But that’s not all they are. Look at these several round specimens of various cacti —  Who knew that so many kinds of cactus … Continue reading

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Touch-Me-Not?

How do two cactuses embrace? Very cautiously — (For a dramatic, knockout series of desert views, check out Touch2Touch, Sequence of a Sunset)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ONE – Prickly Pear

So little rain this winter in Tucson, Arizona, that the annual spring blooming is little and late. Here, at last, comes a prickly pear cactus flower:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LINES

Frank and I went to Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, today. Tohono Chul means “Desert Corner” in the language of the Tohono O’odham people; and this quite wonderful park is just that — a piece of desert tactfully preserved and enhanced … Continue reading

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