The Desert in Bloom

Allergies aside, spring is my favorite time in the desert. The trees and cactus are in bloom, and everywhere you look colors are popping out of the sea of green. It really is the most beautiful time in the desert.

I went hiking in Saguaro National Park last weekend to capture some of the beauty that is the desert in bloom. Enjoy!

Staghorn Cholla – in red, orange, yellow, and purple! It’s a cactus rainbow.

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Chain Fruit Cholla



Saguaro Cactus

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Prickly Pear Cactus

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The yellow that you see is the Palo Verde trees in bloom. This time of year they are covered in gorgeous yellow flowers.

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If you ever get the chance to visit the desert during the spring I would recommend doing so. Cactus flowers are my favorite. The colors are so vibrant and the flowers are so delicate. It’s a pretty spectacular site.


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