Yellow Cactus Blooms Up Close

 
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This is a close view of what I think is a prickly pear cactus with yellow blooms. Most of the prickly pear blooms are a purple color. There are though these yellows ones that are not rare but they are far and few between. I found this one about a hundred yards from my house.

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bubbalinn - Apr 27, 2008 02:44 PM EDT
Hi Alex and Jas, Thanks again for your really nice comments, I really appreciate them.. I like the colors too Jas, they change with age. I think your right Alex, LOL It would be like skinning a porcupine.. I have never tried eating them but I think you can if your really hungry and thirsty. They even come with hundreds of tooth picks.
Jas - Apr 27, 2008 08:10 AM EDT
Lovely shot of the cactus blooms Alan! The shape of the petals look a bit prickly and I love the pink tips to the petals too. :)
bubbalinn - Apr 26, 2008 07:20 PM EDT
Hi Mary, Thanks so much for your wonderful thoughts. They do look fragile but they are pretty tough. The tips of the petals will poke you if you touch them just right. I'm glad you liked my photo.
whittler113 - Apr 26, 2008 06:08 PM EDT
Very pretty blossoms on that cactus Alan,great shot.Is that cactus edible and does it taste like a pear?I'll bet you never peeled one,it looks like as much fun as skinnin a porcupine.LOL
marysham - Apr 26, 2008 03:33 PM EDT
An absolutely beautiful capture of these fragile flowers. They look like frosted glass...so delicate looking.
bubbalinn - Apr 26, 2008 12:34 PM EDT
Hi Janice and Carol.. Thanks for dropping by and for your very nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed my photo of the cactus blooms.. The desert sure is pretty right now.
shutterbug - Apr 26, 2008 05:44 AM EDT
Great shot of these beautiful blossoms, they are so fragile and delicate looking atop the prickly catus. Carol
sparkle1103 - Apr 25, 2008 08:47 PM EDT
Really nice shot. So delicate looking.

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