Thursday, July 7, 2011

Prickly Pear Cactus Blooms, Flagstaff, Arizona

[Photo: Prickly Pear blossoms. Click on picture for larger version.]

Twin blossoms of a prickly pear cactus glow in vibrant yellow and red underneath a Ponderosa pine forest on the Coconino National Forest north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Brown pine needles, shed the previous fall, provide subtle and interesting angles as they lay around and across the cactus pads.

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