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being prepared

I always have a camera with me, (as you probably know), even if I don’t have shooting in mind because you never know when a photo op is going to present itself. Such was the case yesterday when I was on my way back from Home Depot (bought Javelina fencing….more later) and saw this huge Barrel Cactus out of the corner of my eye. It was overcast so the color of the blooms was unbelievably vivid! Thankfully the road I was on has very little traffic, because I literally slammed on my brakes. After I got over the vision of a rear end collision, I pulled over to the side of the road, walked through barbed wire fence and fought off rattlesnakes (not really) to get these photos.