|Cactus needles, longer than the bud.© SB|
I've never seen cactus flowering before, and it was a delight to see these at my feet as I climbed to the top of this butte in Grasslands National Park.
I was in the park for a photo workshop, and it will take me many more to learn how to capture their delicate, vibrant colours and elegant structure.
For now, a simple taste of this strange glory.
|Full yellow Prickly Pear Cactus flower © SB|
|Three in a row in straw, dwarfing their cactus. © SB|
|Insect cafe © SB|
|Prickly Pear Cactus flower © SB|
Prairie Wildflower: Prickly Pear Cactus
Location: 70-Mile Butte, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo Date: June 23, 2012.