Saturday, April 19, 2014

HAPPY EASTER FROM THE VEGAS DESERT...

Spring is upon us here in the dry, sandy desert landscape - she doesn't produce much in the way of the lasting blooms that most people are used to (not to mention ours are usually nestled amongst sharp spines - our bunnies have longer ears and feet, too), but when the season begins, Mother Nature provides a pretty vivid one. One of the best places in town for the bright cacti blooms is Ethel M's Cactus Garden...it's the best place in town for Easter Candy, as well.  Jack (this was a young one) knows it - I know it.
A quick stop the other day - a little early for the full effect, but a few early bloomers made the trip worthwhile.  Once the cactus start blooming, it's over in a flash...for an entire year.
Dangerous beauties!  The cactus in the upper left has the most beautiful pale blooms, and the most deadly looking spines.
From my house to yours, Happy Easter - Happy Spring!  XOXO...Tanya

15 comments:

Hindustanka said...

Happy Easter and Spring to you too Tanya!
Oh, I love cacti and their gorgeous flowers! My Mum used to grow so many kinds of them, but then read somewhere that they are not so good for indoors and removed many. I remember we used to wait for them to bloom, and when they did, the aroma was incredible, besides beautiful big flowers!
Thanks for sharing peculiar photos! have a lovely Sunday! Hugs!

Mary Ann Potter said...

These photos are just beautiful. Your desert flowers are a lovely turn on traditional Easter lilies. Happy Easter to you.

Mary Ann Potter said...

These photos are just beautiful. Your desert flowers are a lovely turn on traditional Easter lilies. Happy Easter to you.

Jackie said...

Oh cool pictures, I have never been over there, I will see if Charlie will take me one day, he loves chocolate!

Everyday Things said...

happy easter to you Tanya, now that I've been to the desert there I know what it looks like now! I woul dlove to be there in summer next time!

My Garden Diaries said...

Happy Easter to you too pal! Look at those blooms! So beautiful and unique! I love seeing landscapes that are different than mine! Such a treat for the eyes! Sending you a hug! Nic xoxo

ricketyjo said...

Great photos! It's lovely to see a different sort of flowers for Easter! Have a great weekend :)

Maywyn Studio said...

Happy Easter to you and yours,Tanya!
Lovely photos
Rabbits in your area are weird looking in a lanky way.
I'm reminded of the first time a cactus I had bloomed. I kept vacuuming up little brown things near the window. Then I remembered that's where the cactus is (behind closed blinds). I didn't know they could make so many flowers.

Dorthe said...

Happy Easter to you dear Tanya,
I hope you are much better by now, and that you can start doing a little now and then, just remembering to rest in between.
The cactuses looks all amazing, and beautiful.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Tanya Rachelle said...

Wonderful photos!!! Happy Easter to you as well.
~Tanya

Createology said...

I am always late just like the White Rabbit. Easter blessings continue every day and so does eating chocolate. Blessings Dear...

Curtains in My Tree said...

Hi
I am waiting on our rain storm looking at your dessert cactus and also admiring your etsy shop again.
If I wasn't saying money for my New York trip I would have one of your wonderful tin type necklaces, they are beautiful

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Amazing how cactus bloom and so beautiful. We actually have one of those with the bright yellow blooms that we see on our walk. It just started blooming recently -- I wondered what was taking it so long. :) Hope all is well with you. Best wishes, Tammy

Deborah Montgomery said...

Tanya, I love those blooming cacti! Of course we have nothing like that here, so they're fun to see. And I do love that bunny! thanks for stopping by my blog too!