Thursday, July 7, 2011

Magical Moment 518, "Not Flowers, Part I"

I've enjoyed experimenting with our new camera. One of my favorite places to take pictures, is a greenhouse at the park where my husband is a National Park Ranger. The other day, I decided to find beauty in all things not flowers. I never thought much of cacti, but I discovered they can really be quite beautiful. (Click to enlarge)

These slouchers made me laugh.

Not your typical prickly cactus, but soft and fuzzy.

This is what I'm used to.

Looked like this cactus was waiving to me.

There were so many different varieties, and they were all so neat!

I'm not sure why, but this might be my favorite picture of all the cacti.

"A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that. But something creative has to go on."
 -Katherine Dunham (1909-2006)

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