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Cholla Sunrise

This spectacular sunrise lasted only a couple of minutes so by the time I got my camera and positioned myself, I only got two shots. Thankfully, one was in focus. In my rush to get into position below the cholla skeleton, I bumped into a particularly nasty Prickly Pear Cactus. Was it worth getting glocids in the side of my head? I got the shot so;..Yes 🙂

Captured in my backyard this morning.

  1. Steve Jones #

    That WAS a short sunrise! I watched it develop, and just as quickly fade into grays and blues.

    Was it one of those so-called bunny-ear cacti, deceptively soft-looking until you touch it? Remember: duct tape!

    January 16, 2011
  2. Not the bunny-ear…although they’ve fooled me at least once 🙂
    This Oputia grew from a pad given to me years ago and I’ve never ID’d it. The rims of the pads are LOADED with glocids. I’ll send a photo.

    January 16, 2011
  3. Ouch! Did you pick them all out?

    January 16, 2011
  4. Because they’re on my scalp, it’s impossible to get them all out with my hair in the way but I was able to get most of them. The rest irritate you for a few weeks 🙁

    January 16, 2011
  5. Chuck Williams #

    I’m glad you captured that marvelous sunrise – I saw it from my patio but didn’t get my camera in time.

    January 17, 2011
  6. I wish we had those around here, love it.

    January 20, 2011

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