Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Canyon blooms

This huge cactus grows wild in a small canyon down the street from where I live.

12 Comments:

Blogger jenni said...

I do miss prickly pears in bloom! Lovely shot.

Wed Apr 26, 05:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

Very interesting looking cactus. San Diego is such a cool place!

Wed Apr 26, 11:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Denton said...

Very impressive when enlarged.

Thu Apr 27, 09:30:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Eric said...

The colours are excellent. I wonder if animals eat them or is it in a populated place?

Thu Apr 27, 12:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Michael said...

This reminds me of the mountains on Catalina. Speaking of which...I'm sure a venture out there would still be considered "San Diego" wouldn't it? We don't have to tell anyone it's not! Loving your photos!

Thu Apr 27, 12:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

wow - isnt the flowering of a cactus a rare site?

Thu Apr 27, 12:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger midnitebara said...

This is actually the first time I have seen a cactus flower!! Very pretty!

Thu Apr 27, 05:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Vancouver Daily Photo said...

This is a lovely photo.

Fri Apr 28, 12:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.
Eric - I bet animals might try to eat but the thorns are pretty tough. Actually, people eat this cactus. Called nopales or nopalitos in Spanish - remove the thorns and skin and make a salad!
Micheal - I've never been to Catalina but will have to make the trip. I think the Catalina Islands are in Aliso Viejo Daily Photo territory. Heard it is beautiful.
Adam & Midnitebara - These flowering cactus are very common around here and grow on the hillsides. Glad I could share it with you.

Fri Apr 28, 12:30:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

P.S.: On further research, the Catalina Islands are in Los Angeles County!

Fri Apr 28, 12:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kris said...

what a splendid image :)

Fri Apr 28, 12:52:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Susu said...

Felicia Rashad,
I'm loving your photos, they are inspiring me, and making me homesick.
Keep on rockin' in the freeworld~
Susu

Fri Apr 28, 01:41:00 AM PDT  

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