There are more blooms and explosions of color here in the desert than I expected, and that makes me happy. This is a wild cactus of some variety I found in South Mountain Park, with a pretty yellow flower. Upon leaving the path to get a good macro shot of this cactus, I discovered that my jeans were COVERED in tiny cactus needles up to my knees! Everything around here has thorns. Even of the grass-like variety! They have hooks on the tips that latched on my clothes and were proven tough to get out. Looking back at this incident last week, it makes me laugh. But I was a pretty grouchy girl that day, covered in pricklies! Lesson 1 learned, beware of desert brush. . . it bites!
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