Prickly, pear blooms

Friends, the badlands are not barren wilderness, but are an arid climate and so cactus are numerous. Not the tree-like cactus of the desert southwest, but small prickly pear that hug the ground and don’t have a warning bell when you step into them and get a boot full of thorns.  The top image shows the bright yellow blooms and the bottom image shows the bloom from the side, in the bottom right hand corner of the bottom image, you can see their  formidable thorns. These plants often bloom in June and you have no trouble finding them. They are everywhere!!, til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on April 13, 2012, in Badlands, Nature, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Excellent images, MJ. 🙂

  2. Omg!!! These are really beautiful!

  3. Great Macro!

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