These shots are fresh off the camera from last weekend. We had Monday off for Labor Day in the U.S. We took Tyler to San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park for a couple of days. In Southern California desert climate, it is pretty common to see cactus plants and most if not all Cactus plants have sharp thorns. As we walked around the zoo and garden, I remember of our ToM for this month, so I took few shots of these plants and flowers. Each one is sharper than the other. We have to be careful with Tyler while walking in these area so he doesn't fall or run into these plants.
I'd rather not :-) They're such pretty plants when they bloom but also without the red, they're impressive and beautiful. We had them on the land when we house-sat, I saw them once bloom. I was not expecting this but was completely surprised when I saw a faint red from far away. Little by little the whole land had cactus blooming from deep red to pink and yellow. I was in heaven. When we were growing up, it was very trendy to own cactus plants. Not sure how good this was, probably the desert still suffers from this trend. Wonderful series, Way. My favorite is probably the main, strongly followed by no. 2.
Cacti of course are one of the protagonists for our theme of September. Your main photo shows besides their dangerous spikes also their beauty and I like the wonderful light you could take advantage of here. The red of the flowers in the main photo really is stunning - and the series also shows really worth showing photos.
Greetings from late summer in Germany!
Hi Way. Very spiky and prickly series, hard to get spikier. Seeing "Fauna" in Category, I have expected rhinoceros or some other big horn animal but you have got enough sharp things in there.
Cacti are very beautiful - look at them but keep the distance. Specially with small boy.
What a great series; each image is a perfect fit for the theme. I understand why you picked this one with the colourful flowers as main post. I can well imagine how a curious little boy could get hurt here.