Monday, April 23, 2018

A Spring Moment

I wrote a few days ago how Spring was coming to the Southwest.  These purple prickly pear cactus are a perfect example.
These grow on the side of my driveway, and I only have one clump of them.  I wish there were more in the yard because the color is a nice contrast against the monochromatic shades of the desert.  
These are new pads growing, and the little nubs or "leaves" will eventually fall off.   They'll also produce yellow flowers, which look so great against the purple.  
This burst of color doesn't last long, so get out there and look at it while you can.  Before you know it, the sun will be so blazing hot you won't want to leave the house.

Oh, wait.  Maybe that's just me.

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In The Heart Of Amish Country

2016: A Spark Of Male Bonding
2015: A-MAZ-ING
2014: Ghosts Of Retail
2013: Orange Is The Devil
2012: Sixteen Hundred Miles Makes All The Difference
2011: In Need Of Some Color
2010: 122 Years And Counting
2009: Sixteen Days Old
2008: Racism Comes With A Convenient Handle
2007: Evening Tide
2006: Glittering Pasties And Swinging Tassles
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005! 

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