Sunday, February 8, 2009
Spine of Barrel Cactus
This photo was taken as a close-up looking down at a large barrel cactus. I like the texture and look of this photo. Cacti have a central spine and a radial spine. Cacti generally also have an areole, which produce spines and sometimes flowers. The spines are arranged around the areole like the spokes of a wheel. I will show you a close up of an areole tomorrow. Cacti are some of my favorite items, and I have many in my yard. I love to photograph a variety of cactus so you will see many examples over time, from lithops or living stones to Saguaro and cholla.