Claret Cactus

Posted by Pixadilly (Taos, NM, United States) on 25 May 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument - NM
Just the other day as I was driving up the windy gorge road I spotted this blooming claret cactus, the first I've seen this season, though surely more to come soon. Somehow the cactus finds strength to hold on to this virtually vertical rock. Many folks hereabouts cherish wildflowers and cactus and have societies dedicated to studying them.

 

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