The Soft Side of Thorns
This prickly pear cactus lures one in with its soft cotton looking buds, but pricks the naive with a thorny reality.
Prickly Pear Fruit
Saguaro and Flowers
The iconic saguaro cactus stands tall, adorned by beautiful yellow springtime desert flowers.
Artichoke Agave B&W
Prickly Pear Metal Sculpture
Nuts, Bolts and glass adorn this metal prickly pear sculpture at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park near Superior, Arizona.
Chihuly blown glass cactus are beautifully crafted and on display among the native cacti at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.