U.S.A., Washington State.
USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5
Those are gorgeous shots! They look so perfect, they almost don't look real. The bee looks HUGE.
I echo Aerie-el, gorgeous shots!-- Randy
Great wildflower! :-)
Bee-utiful, Tatyana. I have never in real life seen a cactus in bloom. Thank you for sharing.
What a fun and beautiful sequence. Where did you take that photo? It somehow doesn't look like the Northwest. Thanks too for your comment on my blog. Barbara
Iit surely does!!~ Tatyana, what's your camera? xxgail
Really fantastic photos!! The desert looks so full of color!
Thank you everyone for liking this prickly guy and its stripy visitor!The pictures were taken in Phoenix, Arizona area with Kodak EasyShare Z1275. I also have Olympus SP-565UZ, and the photos, probably, could be better taken with it. But I found out that many of my favorite pictures are actually taken with the above mantioned small Kodak.
Looks like it was found in the wild.
Wow !!! Great picture. Bravo.
Tatyana, we do forget how big cactus become in their natural environment!Eileen
What a wonderful picture.
That first photo is fabulous, but then made all the more fabulous by the bee, which I completely missed at first :P
Hi Tatyana, Wonderful shots!!! Love all your photos in this post.
Hey, it's wild, and it's a flower. Who would argue with that?
I see the bee. It is smart of you to capture this:- a bee with a sting feeding on a flower from a plant with many stinging needles. Ouch, ouch, ouch...
I think it certainly does qualify! I was going to ask where these were taken, but I see in your comment that it was near Phoenix, which is what I thought. The desert certainly has its own unique wildflowers. I can't remember what these cacti are, but I've seen them in the winter time, but never in bloom--lovely!
I am so glad I asked my husband to stop when I saw this place! And it was not our first stop... It was a stop after a stop, after a stop. But, it worth it. Thank you for your kind comments everyone!
Amazing and interesting pictures! :)
Those flowers look amazing...so large and pretty.Yes, I see the bee. You remind me how much I miss traveling :(
I thought you were toying with us until I got to the last photo. That is one big bee. Beautiful shots.
Your photography is wonderful - I love seeing the different textures in gardens across the country. Have you ever poked yourself on this beauty??? OUCH! Happy Gardening
Nice picture Tatyana. The bee is not worried about the prickly thorns because it has sting to match! ~bangchik
Seems I'm always late anymore. But still wanted to come by and see your pictures. Gorgeous Tatyana!
wow!!! you are a pro!!!! awesome shots!!!
love the shots and that amazing cactus Tatyana
fantastic angle - you were dangling from a needle weren't you ??sandy
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