Prickly Pear cactus in Phoenix – first flowers I

Late March 2020

The first flowers that I’ve seen this season. This is an Engelmann’s Prickly Pear:

A Beavertail Prickly Pear full of buds is shown below. You can also see the proliferation of buds in the previous photos. Desert Bluebells are laid out along the river stones, below. A Bird of Paradise appears behind the Prickly Pear. Its new leaves are reddish-purple. Zoey is looking expectantly from the garage door. I have yet to identify the whitish flowering plant in front of the Prickly Pear:

A similar view with my 2004 Dodge Neon parked in the driveway:

Author: teawithsugar31

Nesanel ben Yitzchok HaLevi

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