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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) blossom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

The field to the north
is filled only with cacti
and one red blossom.

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on March 4, 2014, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Cholla cactus, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday 2, Ruby Tuesday 2, Shine the Divine, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, wildflowers, Yuma, Yuma Conservation Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. What a beauty!!! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  2. And that sounds enough. Very pretty.

  3. How very beautiful !

  4. What a gorgeous macro! The blossom is so delicate!

  5. How beautiful, that one blossom!

  6. Beauty in the middle of the desert. Very pretty!

  7. Cactus flowers are so wonderful in their contrast of the extraordinarily delicate blossom, and the heavily fortified plant!

  8. I was just in Phoenix last December. Visited an area where the cacti were hundreds of years old and as tall as trees.

    CD 413 Temple 45

    I hope the link works 😉
    Thanks ~J

  9. That must be something to come upon such beauty amid the barrenness of the desert. 🙂

  10. Wow so big and beautiful for a cactus flower! But is it really red, it looks like pink or lavender to me. The one at my post is the true red, don’t you think so? haha

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      To be absolutely precise, the blossom is not red. It is pink. However, pink is defined as “a color intermediate between red and white,” so there is no pink without red! 😉

      On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 5:30 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  11. Beautiful macro and excellent words to compliment it 🙂

  12. Northern desert flowers, awaiting to bloom with the first gentle rain!

  13. The loneliness of a red flower in the big desert … what a spirituality you have caught in this haiku MMT. Thank you for sharing.

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