About This Blog

I began this blog in 2011 in an attempt to improve my photography and showcase all of California's 58 counties. I didn't quite make all of the 58, I missed three and I will try to rectify that in the coming year. I'm not sure how much I improved my photography because I always seemed to be in a rush.
In 2012 I plan to take more time, perhaps not post every day (this is one thing I did accomplish in 2011). I also plan to expand beyond California and include images from other parts of Western United States. I will continue to include a map showing where I was when I took the picture. I will keep commentary to a minimum, long photo essays will continue to be at Martha's Musings.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beavertail Bloom


San Bernardino County
Linked to Ruby Tuesday

Where is this?  Click the link for a map.


Scott Law said...

Beautiful cactus flower.

angryparsnip said...

only we call them Prickly Pear. they are blooming all over Tucson right now.

cheers, parsnip

TexWisGirl said...

it's beautiful. except for the rosy color (we have yellow) it looks just like our prickly pears too.

Irish said...

gorgeous flower and what an awesome shot


Kay L. Davies said...

We have Prickly Pear here in Alberta, too, with yellow blossoms. Your bright fuchsia-colored Beavertail bloom is gorgeous. According to Wikipedia, they're "the same thing, only different" as I used to say when I was little.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I was in the Anza-Borrego Desert about three weeks ago, hoping to see a beavertail or two in bloom. Alas, I did not! (Too early.) But I so appreciate your bright photo!


The seeker of ruby and red
Will not let green go to her head;
Instead she will seek
Her senses to pique
With cherry and crimson instead.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Fountain and Red Building

Chubskulit Rose said...


My Ruby Post, hope you can find time to drop by. Thank you!

EG CameraGirl said...

WoW! The colour is so bright and cheerful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love this -- San Bernardino County is certainly not the typical CA most peoople think of. We always liked the desert -- and lots to look at there. I remember the 'elephant hills.'

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