Cholla colony photo AnzaBoMay2013027a_zpse25cb3bb.jpg
Teddy Bear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

prostrate and panting
cholla shadows brutalized
by the broiling sun

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on May 25, 2013, in Anza-Borrego Desert, Carpe Diem, Cholla cactus, desert, haiku, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, wilderness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. love the fuzziness of these plants…thus the name teddy bear huh?!! happy weekend!!

  2. The cacti look as if they are dancing – a travelling version of A Chorus Line at the Sonoran Theater…hope you get a great seat to see the show 🙂

  3. Beautiful scenery! Love the teddy bear name…at first glance it looked like snow on the ground. 😉

  4. Such intriguing cacti shapes and textures! The one in the foreground on the right looks like an octopus bear! Beautiful photo!

  5. I love cacti ! and these are really special !

  6. This makes me sad. I have a photo of a teddy bear cholla. So enchanting.

  7. julietwilson

    what amazing cacti and shadows! It does look very hot there!

  8. Oh, yes, the slightest crumb and they will come. On the other hand, they can take
    flight, as suddenly! The landscape is so different there – and makes for unusual

  9. don´t think I´ve seen those teddy bears before. Tehy look cool. I think you can go there the entire day just looking for shapes and figures. 🙂

  10. Life for the teddy bear is no picnic it seems 😉

    The Sun

  11. I’ve NEVER seen Teddy Bear Cholla! And, (dare I say it?) it is soooo ‘cute’! Would make for a tres cool infrared shot too.

  12. great shadow shot; here’s intense heat in your Line 1

    much love…

  13. Brutalized maybe, but still…ever so beautiful!! There is something so very magical about the desert landscape.

  14. indeed, the heat of the sun can be brutal!

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