Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cholla Cactus

It is always a treat to find a blooming cactus in the desert, adding a splash of color in a seeming hard landscape.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

I would like to show you an interesting bush from the desert south west. This is an indigo bush that I photographed in December.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

In the springtime, the Indigo Bush is covered with thousands of tiny flowers. Hence the name.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

The Indigo Bush is a member of the pea family. It is common in the Colorado desert and in the deserts in Arizona and Baja California.

Be sure to visit Today’s flowers this week!


Kathryn said...

I love desert blooms too! I have never seen an indigo bush, so beautiful!

Arija said...

So beautiful and so very prickly.

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