Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Rare Spring Treat

From the photos I put here on WalkingArizona, you probably cannot tell the overall story. For example, the Claret Cup flowers in this photo are actually very rare in the wild. Unless you go to a cactus garden such as the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona, you very unlikely to ever see this particular cactus, much less when it is in bloom. I have been fortunate to find them blooming out in the desert. Here is a photo of a plant growing in Northern Arizona at the end of a very rough, dirt road.

If I had been there one week before or after, I would have missed the flowers and may not have noticed the cactus at all.

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