I’ve been driving my husband nuts with all the landscape photos I’ve been taking lately. He joked that he would leave me in the parking lot of a strip mall if I got out to take pictures of a blooming cactus. At least I think he was kidding…. Sometimes when we’re in the car, he will pretend he doesn’t hear me ask him to roll down the window real quick (we have them ‘locked’ otherwise the kids would mess with them.)
Hubby had plans with a friend on Saturday, so I took the kids to visit my parents. While my kids grazed on their grandparents’ snacks, and conned them into playing a Netflix movie, I snuck outside to take a few pictures with a new camera that my husband wanted me to have for our anniversary. It’s supposed to take decent low-light pictures, but I haven’t tried that yet. I hope to test it out later this week.
As I looked at the pictures I snapped, I was struck by the contrast of the desert landscape – how the harsh cacti and blooming plants live in harmony. This time of year, many cacti bloom, too, which is an extra treat. I don’t usually give things like this much thought, but I realized the spines and blooms could be metaphors to describe both the rough and appealing traits in me.
My next thought was that maybe SuziCate is rubbing off on me….wise thoughts interwoven with nature are her forte. I’d rather not be a cheap knock-off of the original, so, I’ll stop right here and just show you some pictures I thought represented the desert well. Enjoy!