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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

a single blossom
renewing the streams of light
in sorrow’s old house

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 8, 2014, in 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, Beavertail cactus, cactus, California, desert, Ruby Tuesday Too, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Southern California, Sunday Scribblings 2 and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. as I recall from my youth cacti bloom rarely and briefly

  2. such a pretty pink….ps: i’m not a fan of tip jars either!

  3. In praise stance
    This flower
    Morning’s allure

    Much love

  4. A splash of color is a welcome sight in an otherwise desolate place. Nicely captured.

  5. What a beautiful idea: renewing light “in sorrow’s old house”.

  6. I had not thought the desert as sorrow’s old house. It has a beauty of calm indifference to man certainly. So this is a beaver tail cactus…the real beavers must be far away in wetter places!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It does seem odd, doesn’t it, to name a cactus after a water-loving creature?

      On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  7. Moving west in 2 months…that will be my beauty rather than cows and green blowing fields…thanks!!!

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