From our personal tragedy to a national tragedy to global tragedy we hope bring you some photos of peace and beauty during these uncertain times. Today, we bring you the Claret Cup cactus flower, native to our area of the world.
This is our third installment for our project, “It’s Beautiful Where We Live”. Here in Arizona we are following the lead of many other states. Beginning yesterday at 5:00pm we have been requested by the governor to stay at home. This will make landscape photography nearly impossible over the month as we endure to keep us safe.
While out for an afternoon walk, we took a slightly different route than normal and came across a Claret Cup cactus in full bloom. We rushed home, grabbed our cameras, and hastily made our way back to the cactus. Continuing our policy of practicing safe photography we made sure no one else was around. We had to work quickly because 5:00 was near. After taking many more photos than needed, we arrived home prior to 5:00pm.
Remember, it’s all about the light. And please stay safe.
These are beautiful! Glad you had some time to go for a walk and be inspired by these beautiful flowers. BTW – in Massachusetts, our stay at home orders still allow us to go out for a walk to get exercise.
love to you both…
PS – i may need to get a nice colorful print like this for the kitchen…
Thanks. If we are ever able to visit Massachusetts again, we will bring you one!