Monday, May 2, 2011
Cactus rimmed in light
It's been a while since I've posted to Kat's Exploring with a Camera blog so I'm joining in tonight. Kat's recently looked at photographs that are rimmed with light and this image of a cactus fits the bill. What appealed to me about this particular shot was the heart-shape. Oddly enough I'm not the only who who has photographed heart shaped prickly pears; my blog buddy Angry Parsnip posted a similar photograph just a few days ago. You can see it here. Hers is lighted very differently so you'll be able to see quite another view of this amazing plant.
Because I live in the Pacific Northwest surrounded by tall cedars and firs I am (naturally, because we humans love novelty) fascinated by the desert plants. The photo above was taken last April on our way home from wintering in Mazatlan. We spent a few days in Arizona and I have to admit that I spent a lot of time looking at and photographing succulents and other types of cactus.
PS: Elizabeth May is leading in the polls at this point. Crossing my fingers that she may be the first green candidate elected in North America.