go green

new growthfield of cactustall
a field of newly blooming cacti wave to me as i drive past
they remind me that a soft beautiful spring
can take on many different forms

25 comments:

MedaM said...

Oh, this is lovely. It looks so beautiful and interesting. I don't have a chance to see this in private. Thanks for sharing.

SE'LAH... said...

And shades of green...

Who knew young thorns could be so beautiful?

Loving your captures of Mother Nature.

Puna said...

I haven't seen cacti since I liked in Arizona. these look like they have soft prickers though.

Jewels said...

Wow, I never saw cacti looking so lush! Thanks :)

Liss said...

I often wonder how something so sharp and dangerous can bring about a mood of calm and relaxation. I always feel calm when I look at cactus.

Mrs. E said...

Ah, Elk-- I have missed your blog. Life is slowing, and now I get to gaze on your photos. Thanks for keeping the focus on small things. Your pictures make me happy!

elk said...

Puna, these soft needles will not always be this way! As the weeks go by they will change into the needles that we are accustomed to seeing. elk

margie said...

elk i want to live where you live!!

Georgia B. said...

i got some shots of a cactus while it florida. they are such an interesting living thing to me! green of spring comes forth even in the prickly.

Teri said...

I love cacti! So pretty:)

spread your wings said...

these are really interesting shots. thanks so much for sharing this part of your world.

Jennifer said...

So that's how cacti bloom! Cool.

beth said...

who knew a cacti could be so cool ??

Judy said...

Pretty cacti. That's not something we see in our area.

Char said...

so very beautiful

Suvarna said...

THese are so uniquely beautiful! what proud sentinels they make.

Kamana said...

for some strange reason they remind me of little green aliens. remind here is probably the wrong word as i've never quite met little green aliens... ;) But always associate this type of cacti with little green beings from another planet. i'm a strange girl...

Gayle said...

Wow! These cacti are so fresh and new looking! I've never seen them like that. Very beautiful!

Kimmie said...

The close up looks like something that would be found in a coral reef - where's Nemo?

m. heart said...

fascinating!

Sharon said...

Very cool. I haven't really looked at cacti before. Not really arid in Florida ;)

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

They look like big paws with spiky, curvy claws poking out from everywhere. Imagine what threads they'd pull, marching across bolts of silk.

ps I love your blog and have linked it to mine so I'll know whenever you post. Found you from a comment you made on a friend's blog.

Oliag said...

I don't think I have ever seen cacti in this soft stage...newborn thorns!

Toni said...

I haven't seen cacti like this in such a long time. Will these get blossoms? Love the different shades of green on the same plant.

vchelle said...

My hubby would love looking at these.. He loves cacti!