07-18-13 Prickly Pear

Anyone driving along the forest service road I used to get to this photo location would have wondered why a man was lying prone near an old, dead tree at 5:45 am this morning. But nobody else was likely to do that. In fact I could lie prone for the whole day and not be…

Congregation 2

Yesterday’s photo was a macro close-up of a plant I could have held in the cupped palms of my hands. Today’s plant is a likely relative of yesterday’s, though this is no macro. These leaves could be measured in feet, not inches, and would need a small room to occupy. Everything about the cactus and…

Shades of Blue and Green

I was in photography heaven at the Sherman Gardens in Laguna del Mar, California – especially in the cactus section because of all of the amazing lines and textures. Sorry but I don’t know the name of this cactus but it looks like a little magical kingdom with decorated domes.

Thorny Problem

This dangerous looking cactus was lurking only a few feet away from the “Fuzzy Logic” cactus I posted a few days ago. No doubt both designs are effective in keeping their native predators at bay. But talk about contrast! For those interested in details the name for this is the Cowhorn Euphorbia and it comes…