Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Photo - Cactus Flowers

I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago. All the flowers are gone from the cactus now and the fruit are starting to ripen. If I have the time, and the javelina don't get them all, I will make some prickly pear jam this year from the prickly pear fruit. :)

Cholla

Prickly Pear

Cholla

I had a little fun editing this next one. I have been practicing the spot color technique in Pixlr. I lightened the desaturate overlay to 75%.


Linking up with Madge for Weekly Top Shot Jan for Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday and Nancy for Your Sunday Best.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they're gorgeous! and i very much like your treatment on the last shot.

Nancy Claeys said...

How beautiful they were -- so glad you took some photos before they disappeared. :)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Isn't it amazing that plants covered with thorns have such beautiful flowers!

Marigold said...

There is just no bloom as beautiful as a cactus bloom. Such a strange thing to have such beauty come from such a rather homely plant. Hmmm...a lesson to be learned there, me thinks! :O

nancy said...

I've hard prickly pear is pretty good? Hey, come over to my site and enter my 1 year blogversary giveaway! :)

Michaele said...

How pretty! I have had prickly pear jam before : ) The last shot is cool.

Evelyn S. said...

Oh...these are beautiful photos! I can see the similarity between these flowers and the zygo flowers on my two plants. I've done selective coloring in Elements, but I need to check out Pixlr! (Do the javelinas cause any problems for you?)

Nancy said...

Just stumbled on your blog from Your Sunday Best and had to say hello from a fellow Arizonan! LOVE LOVE the image of your cacti! But so glad to be up in the White Mountains for now.
Keep cool,
nancy-of the crazy 9

Kristina said...

Those are pretty Candy.

Tanya said...

beautiful colors and i really like your edit on that last one! cool!

LindaG said...

Lovely pictures all. Thanks for sharing!

Madge Bloom said...

SO gorgeous! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #36!

Marie said...

I want to make some prickly pear jam too this year...in fact, I made a prickly pear chutney when we lived here before that was wonderful! Would you like the recipe?

Kateri said...

So pretty! I do love what you did to the last photo.