Monday, June 10, 2013

Cactus Monday - Purple Prickly Pear

My DB and I just returned from AZ.  We were in the Tuscon area for a few days then on to the Grand Canyon. It was a marvelous trip. Did I see cactus? You bet. Here is a purple Prickly Pear cactus. I had never seen any so big. They seemed to be everywhere. 
We hadn't been in AZ for about 10 years so it did seem to have some different cactus. Or maybe I am now more aware of them.
Happy Cactus Monday.


Robin said...

Wow! All my years visiting New Mexico, I have NEVER seen Purple Prickly Pear! This is fantastic! I'm sure you had a wonderful (and warm) time in Arizona! I love the smell of Sage and Pinon in the air! I'm off to Santa Fe, myself, tomorrow for 10 days of High Desert Air, a few Operas and of course, Margaritas!


Big Hugs,

♥ Robin ♥

Julie said...

Lovely!!! WOWZERS on that color!!! What a neat trip you and your bro had!!! Very wonderful, Lisa! Im so happy for you!!!

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

What a lovely color cactus. How funny.. you head to AZ when Teri heads back to WI. DB.. Thats not Dear Brother is it?

Deb said...

Your trip sounds wonderful Lisa.
That purple prickly pear is amazing. What a gorgeous colour.

Teri Casper said...

Oh yah, you were in my neighborhood!
Oh darn, I wasn't there.
We need to coordinate better. lol
I hope to be in your neighborhood sometime this summer.

Arn't those cacti just so pretty!

studio lolo said...

What a beauty! I enlarged it for even more viewing pleasure :)

Too bad you didn't hook up with teri. Have you ever met? late!

Look at my post :)

ArtPropelled said...

I've never seen a purple cactus. It's beautiful!

Mim said...

wow - purple cactus - that's amazing. It's really beautiful, and I imagine it must really stand out!

Mim said...

wow - purple cactus - that's amazing. It's really beautiful, and I imagine it must really stand out!

Quiet Paths said...

It sounds like a good trip. I love these cacti. We saw barrel cactus when we were at the Valley of Fire. I'd forgotten how big they were.

Quiet Paths said...

PS: hope you have more pics that you will share.

steviewren said...

Hi Lisa! It looks as though you are having a very nice summer. I love the cactus photo. I've never been that far west, but hope I have the chance to see such things one day.