Good Saturday morning! I love these red cactus flowers among the thorns, such a nice shade of red.
The Happy Saguaro
This very happy fella resides at the North Las Vegas Airport. I saw him when I arrived, had to get this photo via the iPhone. This cactus is not native to the High Desert, it grows in the Sonoran Desert around Phoenix, and I think in one other desert here. They are like people, aren’t they? All different yet the same in some ways. Saguaro Cactus.
Don’t Touch Me!
This California Barrel Cactus has a wonderful defense system, you don’t dare touch it! This is an iPhone photo from a short walk this afternoon in my neighborhood. Another sunny, warm, and blue sky day.😎
Neighborhood iPhone Photography
I’ll Make You Bleed!
Before heading home from Calico Basin today, I spotted this Buckhorn Cholla at the edge of the parking area near my truck. It’s a great looking plant, I’ve seen some very large plants like this one in my desert travels. These spines are deadly sharp, you don’t dare touch this plant!
This cacti is common in southern Nevada, it’s actually all over the Mojave Desert. The bottom photo is framed up on my kitchen wall.
The Desert Spoon is a great choice for accenting your home landscape or around businesses. The home I owned here with the ex had several of these plants around the property. I recommend wearing very thick gloves and shirts when pruning the plant as its thorns are many and very close together, ouch!
Atop The Barrel Cactus
The Buckhorn Cholla
These are such beautiful cactus when they become thick and full, I highly recommend that you avoid contact with the cacti though! There are several different kinds of this cactus.
The Prickly Pear cacti grows in all North American deserts and can adapt to specific locations. This one has a nice pink flower popping out of it. Learn more right here.
The Lone Saguaro
This big and tall fella was parked in a roundabout at Sunset Park the other day. The Saguaro cactus seems to do very well here in Las Vegas regardless of this desert not being it’s native habitat. For that matter, every palm tree here in Las Vegas is also not a native specie either. This has pissed off a group of people but guess what? Good luck getting them removed, folks. This must be yet another crazy group of tree huggers pissing and moaning…