Colors of the Desert

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While this isn’t technically a desert, our persistent drought has ensured that the only plants that thrive are those suited for the most arid landscapes. Essentially, cacti and other thorny plants.

My husband and I hiked at a local park, one usually teeming with wildflowers during May. This year, however, only a few wildflowers have found the resources to bloom, and the most spectacular are the magenta beauties of the cactus. You can see that the background is otherwise very gray; the vibrant color of these large flowers make them stand out especially against this dull backdrop. They were covered in bees, and you can see one of them poking through the flower after a spelunking expedition to the flower’s depths.

Photos edited in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements.

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