Friday, December 12, 2008

California Cactus

Actually, I don't know if these are all native to California but I took pictures of them in California so... I thought I'd share some photos of our desert plant life from the Huntingon Library and Botanical Gardens. THe first one is actually a tree and not a plant. It's a Yucca tree.


21 comments:

Maria said...

2sweetnsaxy, it's funny to come from Christmasy Vienna to your California cactus post :)))) Quite a difference!

Well, to explain the huge decorations I think Viennese people are playful at heart, loving things like oversized candelabra, as if the whole city was a giant ballroom.
And there are so many tourists here who enjoy it :)
Have a nice week!

Darla said...

I am certainly no expert on cacti. I have seen all of those except that
TREE! Amazing thing there.

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Stunning shots, nice collection.

Jayne said...

Beautiful!

Woody said...

I like these photos. Of course, looking at the cactus makes me wish for warmer weather out here in PA...

magiceye said...

love the tree picture!

Gill - That British Woman said...

those are lovely photos.........

Gill

The Birdlady said...

Prickly, pretty - or pretty prickly?

Kyle said...

Great cacti you've got there, Saxy! We get plenty of them just west of here and stretching across the length of Texas, but I've never had much luck photographing them. I especially love the last two shots you posted. Very nice!

By the way ... you have been tagged! See my post for the rules to Six Random Things HERE.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love cacti especially the miniture ones. It seems so strange to see flowers on them at times.

Mary said...

These are great examples! When I go to Tucson each year a learn a few more cacti, but I'm glad I don't live with them all the time :-)

The Birdlady said...

There's a Christmas card for you on my blog.

Allison said...

Great photos! Too bad we don't have cacti around here :)

Natural Moments said...

You are getting me to want to visit the desert to see some of this beauty.

Lilly said...

wow these are beautiful!!!

Naturegirl said...

I spend my winter in AZ and look forward to seeing all the cacti in full Spring bloom!

T and S said...

Your images really brought goose bumps all over my body, I literally shivered for a min. That's the extent of details you captured. Aweomse...Thomas

Craig Wilson said...

Beautiful colours and details in all of these.

Photo Cache said...

If they are in California, they're Californian right? Lovely collection here.

fishing guy said...

T: Beautiful cacti captures, nicely done.

Paz said...

Wow! Yes, very nicely captured. I love how they're all different-looking.

Paz