Prickly Pear Photos

Sharp Pear Blossom
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Sharp Pear Blossom

There are pads on this cactus that are completely covered around the edge with blossoms. I have tried to get some nice shots that show the amazing quantity, but the beauty of the individual blossoms and buds keeps drawing me in closer.


Cactus Feathers
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Cactus Feathers

Zoe took me for a walk today, as she has been known to do. We took a little different path than we normally do. We went past this beautiful Prickly Pear cactus up the street from us. It is about six feet tall and it is in a pot in front of a house near the street. It is pretty obvious by the health of the plant that the growth of the roots has not been slowed by the bottom of the pot!

I think the coloring on the petals makes them look like feathers.


Prickly Pear Flower
Monday, January 17, 2005
Prickly Pear Flower

There is a great cactus garden on Figueroa Street in Santa Barbara. I pass there often after eating at one of my favorite restaurants, Los Arroyos.

I took this photo when I introduced my parents to Los Arroyos for the first time. Ironically, they were in town to see my first Photography exhibition, a collection of flower close-ups.