Summer blooms are beginning to happen. These are from the high desert, south of Grand Canyon.
Prickly Pears are cactus native to the Americas. Cactus are succulents that are drought resistant and store water in their leaves, stems, and roots. I found these blooming cactus in northern Arizona, while walking close to MC Canyon, which is at the edge of the Mogollon Rim, where it overlooks the Verde Valley. These are Brown-Spine Prickly… Read More BLOOMING PRICKLY PEARS
The Sonoran desert covers a large part of the southwest of the U.S. and northern Mexico. These cactus photos were taken on the Black Canyon trail, which is at the northern border where this desert meets the Arizona Transition Zone. The elevation of this area is around 2000-3000 feet. The cactus pictures are Engelmann Prickly… Read More SONORAN CACTUS
My Christmas cactus is blooming in February! These are Schlumbergera cacti that are also commonly called Thanksgiving cactus. These are found in the coastal mountain area in south and eastern Brazil.