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Posts tagged ‘prickly pear cactus’

Sonoran Storm

We’ve had two great days of rain in the last week so I’ve had to dodge raindrops to get a photo for the day. Black/White by Topaz Labs.

Prickly Pear in Black and White

I haven’t posted any phoneography in awhile so here’s a recent one.
DroidX capture of Prickly Pear Fruit


Stuck for a photo this morning so here’s a photo I took a few months ago. I shook my camera at a Prickly Pear cactus and thought the result was pretty cool!

I Love Heat

It was 102 up here yesterday (113+ in the valley!) but for the first time since I’ve lived here, I’m not complaining. OK….love might be an exaggeration but I’ve really come to appreciate it over all the natural disasters the rest of the country has to endure 🙁

Captured with my Droidx on my walk yesterday morning.

Salmon Prickly Pear

Javelina LOVE non-native cactus so in years past, this poor Prickly Pear has not been allowed to fully bloom. But Javelina Cafe is now closed so all my non-natives finally have a chance to show off and they are making up for lost time. Besides what you see here, there are at least 25 more buds waiting to open on this Prickly Pear! I had fun photographing the blooms with various lenses yesterday. I couldn’t decide on just one image so here is a collage.

Photoshop Filters

The addition of software filters makes this Prickly Pear heart look extra prickly. (Combination of Topaz filters and Lightroom Presets)

Heart Collection

Another addition to my Prickly Pear heart collection.

Convenience Food

When I come across a Packrat midden, I like to look closer to see if it’s active. Fresh cholla balls (food source) on and around the midden are typically an indication of an active midden. In this case, though, there were no cholla in sight. However, some green caught my eye and upon closer inspection, I noticed they have a very convenient food source!