Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cactus or Weaved Baskets?

The clean pattern of these cactus spines and areoles look like weaved baskets. I like this small and large grouping of the cacti growing together.   

I do not know the exact name for this cactus, but it similar to Echinocereus pamanesiorum, which originates in Mexico and has pink flowers.   

The cacti in Arizona will be blooming now so I am excited to start seeing the color and texture of the flowers that sometimes blossom from these amazing creatures of the Earth. Happy Wednesday!

25 comments:

Jim said...

Looks like you could put them on your Christmas tree.

brattcat said...

Touching these, Julie, would definitely be prickly. Nice composition.

cieldequimper said...

You're right, they do like baskets. Great shot!

Vogon Poet said...

I like your posts about cacti, though I enforce a "no thorns" succulent only policy.
This is a great macro, thank you.

Sharon said...

I love these type of cacti that grow in clusters like this.

Olivier said...

c'est gentil, il y a des petits coussins dessus ;o)) belle perspective. "le monde entier est un cactus"
it is nice, there are small cushions over ;o)) nice perspective. "the whole world is a cactus"

Kate said...

They have a crystal ball look about them. What a beautiful picture of an object of nature.

Lois said...

They are so pretty that they don't look real!

Jarart said...

Very pretty cacti. Can't wait till they are blooming.

Frankie / Nick said...

As ususal your blog is a site to behold, very interesting, informative and beautifully displayed. Thank you for sharing your lovely area.

PJ said...

We actually have some native cactus but they're not anywhere as beautiful as these. I used to grow a lot of cacti, but never anything as large as these.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice photo! Very cool. The only cactus that grows here is an Opuntia, which I hope will flower this year. ;-)

Steffe said...

Cool looking cacti.

Jacob said...

Quite striking...these do not look familiar to me...again, though, it could be I've simply forgotten them.

Babooshka said...

Reminds me of those espensive frosted chocolates. Yummy cacti.

~Cheryl said...

So very delicate. Also reminds me of Easter eggs!

gogouci said...

The clean pattern and the clean, crisp photo really do give a woven basket look. Cool pic.

Tash said...

They are sooo cute looking - just wanna pat their little tops. Ouch!
:)

Tash said...

PS - I've been meaning to mention that my husband's cousin and his wife live in Scottsdale. When we visited, we stayed at the hotel with a lake & had a great time on boats out there (it's been a few years but we usually went during spring break). We also ate at the restaurant at the Scottsdale airport a few times. It is really good.

Irina said...

Waiting for the next flora excursus!

Bergson said...

your picture reminded me of a song "les cactus"
which describes a world filled with cactus

susieofarabia said...

Gee, these are so pretty and artistic. Love it.

JM said...

These are gorgeous! I believe they belong to the genus Mammillaria. I have more blooming now! :-) Must wait for the flowers to open to take some more shots.

Ben said...

This has an amazing patterns. It's very interesting.

Thanks for comment on the Nelson DP.

Marc said...

Wonderful pattern, especially from this angle.

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