Here is a macro photo of a cactus flower. You can see the textures and the pollen of this colorful flower that was blooming in the hot desert.
Bees come to visit these flowers and the life of the flowers re short-lived. You can see the buds of other flowers that have not opened yet in the background of this flower.
Tucson is a higher elevation than Phoenix. Tucson is approximately 2,000 feet (600 meters), whereas Phoenix is approximately 1,000 feet (300 meters).
This week, the photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site features the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.