Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ April 30, 2014

Catch these other WW contributors:

Cheryl Andrews
Elizabeth Yeoman
Barbara Lambert
Allyson Latta
Carin Makuz


  1. How gorgeous. Those little cactus flowers are so very luscious and somehow magical when they briefly appear. And, of course, the picture also brings forth memories of many a surprised and very painful foot when one inadvertently steps on a hiding cluster after the blooms have signalled their prickly presence -- or, for me, on one occasion as a kid, a moment when I sat down accidentally on a cactus patch. My friend and I were sneaking up on my grandmother who was perched on a rock painting. She turned in our direction. We sat down. She spent then next hour removing spines from our bums!

    1. Barbara, I know this must have been painful -- but really, you tell the best stories. ;)

  2. Well now. Isn't this something. The image in its small size looked to me like blooms covered in dewy spider webs. I was surprised when I enlarged it. Quite a trick! Where was this taken? And when?

  3. Ha! Just read Barbara's comment. Ouch... (;

  4. Are these really cacti blossoms, Allison? They are so delicate and spectacular, all the more so juxtaposed against the thorns. Nature can be such a trickster, don't you think?

  5. Oh, what gorgeous composition and colours - I know they are cacti but the feeling is just so springlike and cheerful!

  6. Colour and composition seems to be a theme today. Lovely photo, Allison. Cactus flowers are fascinating, aren't they -- blossoming softly out of a plant that can be (as Barbara found) anything but soft. Yellow, peach, pink, red. And the spines create such an interesting natural pattern here. I remember horseback riding in the desert in Chile, in capris, and the horse kept brushing up against cacti (quite intentionally, I'm convinced). I ended up with my shins and calves a mass of scratches. They're beautiful from a safer distance, though.