Cactus Bloom, Mojave Desert

Cactus flower, Mojave Desert, Arizona

Down to the desert I went for a visit. The Mojave Desert zone in western Arizona.

It’s always nice to visit the desert before it gets too hot. Basking in the warmth is appreciated after descending from the highlands. Taking in some of the blooming desert plants.

In this photograph, a cactus flower shows off its vivid magenta petals. It has extended this brilliant, yearning, vulnerable part of itself from inside its usually impenetrable defense of needle sharp spines. It’s begging: “Pollinate me.”

Not being the pollinating type, I merely appreciated it instead.

Photo location: Mohave-Yavapai County line near Highway 93, or somewhere thereabouts, Arizona.

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2 comments on “Cactus Bloom, Mojave Desert

    • Thanks, Cee. It was the Olympus E-PL5 on auto white balance. The only time I’ve found its AWB to be noticeably off is of landscapes at sunset, when manual white balance on “sunny” is more true to the real scene.

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