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Thread: Who Says the Desert Doesn't Have Beauty?

  1. #1
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    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State

    Who Says the Desert Doesn't Have Beauty?

    Just took these today. These are in my cactus garden I started a couple years ago. I rescued the cactus from where vineyards are being planted behind my place. You have to watch because each bloom only lasts one day.
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    Last edited by Paul Douglass; 05-18-2013 at 01:26 PM.
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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    not me anymore!!! after we took the tour in 2010 we got the best look at desert i have ever had,, the catus were in bloom and the other wild flowers were as well, couldnt have timed it any better.. didnt know the blossoms only last a day, out her the prickly pear catus blossoms last longer than a day. but for a ugly plant they sur do have dainty blossoms
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Fantastic pics Paul! Put me in the 'Desert is beautiful' camp as well. Sometimes you just have to look a little harder...
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Those are great pics, Paul. It's amazing to see the different colors that can be found in the desert

    Not everyone would agree that cactus is beautiful, though...take this guy, for example:

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    North of Reno, NV...middle of the desert
    I am an original Desert Rat. Love the desert. Still waiting for my potted cactus to bloom (we don't get too many prickly kinds up here in the high desert). Enjoyed the pics

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