Short on verbiage this week, but long on beauty. An entire week of blooming cacti from the Vegas Valley. The photos here were "enhanced" (because I was in a "pick-me-up" mood), but the blooms are really as bright as you think. And, that cactus above is really purple - a Purple Pancake Cactus, to be exact. The blooms are short lived, but always spectacular...all photos were taken the past three weeks at Ethel M's Cactus Garden, here in Henderson, NV. The reds and brilliant oranges are the first to come and go every spring and were missed this year, but the rest have been mighty impressive.
And darting around the blooms on one particular plant yesterday, was this little guy - SO fast - SO bright.
He stayed long enough to drink his fill, allowing for some hastily snapped shots...
Do you know how hard it is to follow a darting hummingbird with a camera and snap before he moves again?! And then he was gone.
Happy Monday - back tomorrow with a little more Spring in my step!