Look closely… cautiously…9.28.20

Come closer, but don’t let the spines grab you. If you peer into the fleshy skin of this cactus you see the lush green underbelly and the baby spines fighting to burst forth into existence. I want to touch but think I may not…

Gentle Palm greetings 9.26.20

The flowing fronds of these majestic palms welcome me to the desert sunrise. They wave with such grace and are not static or stoic. I love the feeling of being among these giants… I feel loved.

3 stages of life 9.25.20

I look from left to right:

withered bloom

Newly forming buds

Full blooming flower

All performing the tasks assigned to them by Mother Nature, obediently.

Living desert hillside youngster 9.16.20

This young big horn sheep was as curious about me as I was with him. From a distance he blended into the hillside but was magnificent in his surroundings. The Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA has so many interesting creatures to enjoy…

Suculent stickler 9.15.20

Not a very glamorous macro, but I love the shadows created by the spines of this cactus… they don’t seem so daunting until you accidentally brush against them unaware of the power of their sting… be afraid, be very afraid!