Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Desert images

The desert is an interesting place. To grow there, the plants adapt. The plants get hard, spiky, spiny, almost like animals themselves. But still, there's a beauty -- a desolate beauty.

First thing in the morning, deep in the canyon, the first light makes the desert seem surreal, almost nightmarish. The Saguaro cacti look like spiny supernatural arms growing out of the ground.

I am enamored of cactus flowers. They bloom for only one day each year, opening their petals at dawn and closing them at dusk. How poetic and sad.

One day! Can you imagine living your entire life for just one day?

1 comment:

thinkingtoohard13 said...

Yes, I emphatically can. And I hope that day comes soon. :-)