There's an explosion taking place in the desert. Like a painter dabbing an empty canvas, nature has once again created a masterpiece among the arid landscape of western Colorado.
Bees celebrate as they plunge into the cactus blossoms, vigorously extracting pollen by diving into the center of the flower. Nature is such a miraculous event to observe!
Beautiful color and texture on this rock makes an impressive back drop for the yellow blooms.
These are just a few of the cacti covering this area. In a few days the entire hillside will be bursting with color. What a spectacular sight it will be!
From desert to glaciers, I'm heading back to Alaska, where the landscape is drastically different from where I've been the last several months, but no less beautiful.
I'm blessed to live in two such alluring places.....