Monday, May 20, 2013
Cactus on Monday's Country Back Roads
"Wow" is what I said, when I first saw a pasture covered with these blooming cacti.
Over the week end I traveled some country back roads just to the north of my home. My plans for Saturday were to attend the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association Harvest and Plow Day. I will be posting about this event later in the week.
Directly below this delicate flower lies the prickly spines of the cactus.
It was a rather warm day with temperatures reaching in the 90's. The bees were buzzing....
It has been a day of shock and sadness as I have watched the news of the devastating tornadoes in Texas' neighboring state of Oklahoma.
Please remember the Oklahomans in your prayers.....
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I've just been watching the dreadful pictures on breakfast television in the UK. Glad to read that you are ok. JxReplyDelete
Thank you Jan.....They say the winds were 200mph. The number of deaths is climbing.Delete
My what marvelous shots . . . even the bee cooperated for his photography.ReplyDelete
You made me remember the Disney film . . . I think it was called, The Painted Desert.
Have you ever seen it? It is filled with blooms of the desert speed up so that you can watch each cactus go from bud, to full bloom. Gorgeous movie, I think that you would enjoy it.
Hi Connie...I haven't seen the movie. I'll check it out. Thanks...Delete
I've just seen the terrible news on television over here-it's difficult to comprehend the scale of such devastation. Thinking of all those who have suffered. xReplyDelete
Hello Scarlet....even where I live, there can be tornadoes. But, never as devastating as the one yesterday, in Moore Oklahoma. Thank you for your thoughts.Delete
What a beautiful flower and nice photo's.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Elna.Delete
It always amazes me how such beautiful flowers grow on these prickly plants when I've been to Texas. You've captured this in your photos and show us the appreciation we might otherwise pass by, dear friend. XOXOReplyDelete
I said wow when I saw the photo so it must be amazing to see for real! xReplyDelete
I love seeing that bee!ReplyDelete
Amazing that those spiky plants produce such beautiful blooms.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous shots! Cactus blooms are just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Indeed wow, those cactus bloms! groetjes, GerdaReplyDelete