Color Coordinated Cactus

As usual, when I see something I want to photograph I kind of forget about where I am and if I’m supposed to be where I’m photographing.  I’d only been told once to get out of a place where I was trying to get a macro shot of a cactus flower (I was standing on a drainage cover and wasn’t even touching any of the plants, geeze!) so when we were here I was “reminded” by DH to not go wandering off too far because I was inching closer to the private residence area that was next to where we had stopped for ice cream at an outdoor mall.  Ok, so I had walked up the path which led to their gated community but I wasn’t trespassing.  I was admiring the view from up there 🙂

The area was a suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona but I cannot recall the exact name.  It was amazing to see all of the desert with the blooming cactus, quail families running around, and homes built into the sides of the mountains.  This beauty has her nails (spines) and her petals color coordinated.  Look but don’t touch!  Hopefully this Throwback Thursday image will turn into a current image soon if we get our plans together to return to Arizona or Utah for something new… or maybe both!

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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21 Responses to Color Coordinated Cactus

  1. You need a camera that tags your images with GPS coordinates 🙂

  2. So pretty! I have never seen cactus flower in real before – only on picture 🙂

  3. It is beautiful….Boundaries do get a bit hazy when making photographs. Sometimes, we just have to take a chance.

  4. Nancy says:

    Oh what a pretty picture. I sure hope you get to come soooooon! I am headed to Utah very soooooon!

  5. Nancy says:

    Is it Carefree? Is that the town you took this picture in? Because you said houses built into the sides of mountains. I know Carefree has such houses.

  6. Ingrid says:

    Such a lovely photo. The desert is particularly pretty right now as she’s in full bloom. I’m hoping the saguaro bloom before I leave. That is a unique sight to behold but they are usually the last ones, blooming late in the season…. around May.

  7. Love this image Teri!

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