Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #84: Narrow (watch out!)

I live in the desert. To tie into the Lens-Artists photo challenge this week, I am sharing some photos that demonstrate how narrow and sharp so many of our desert plants can be.  You must be aware of your surroundings when walking and hiking out in our nature.  So many of the plants have sharp needles and tips, even many you would not expect.

Tread carefully and be very aware!


“Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

I took this photo yesterday morning on my walk. I am noticing green growth and flower buds.  Spring is here!
I took this photo a few months ago.  I liked the way the light shone through the green spikes.
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This photo is looking into the center of a barrel cactus.  I also took it some time back, after it had rained the day before.
This is looking into the end of a Saguaro cactus arm.   Look closely, you will see the hundreds of tiny dangerous cactus needles.

To see Amy’s post (our challenge host) click here.  Thank you Amy!


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    Great selections! Thank you for sharing these special desert plants, they are So beautifully captured!

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    1. Thank you Amy! Having a lot of sunshine helps bring out the beauty 😊 🌞 (but it can get hot!)

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  2. These are fantastic! The look into the barrel cactus is super cool. 🙂

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  3. Wonderful selection!!

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    1. Naomi says:

      Another great post, Lisa. My favorite picture is looking into the barrel cactus. What a unique perspective.

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  4. Tina Schell says:

    Ouch Lisa! I notice these deadly culprits when I visit my brother in AZ. I learned the hard way not to go into his yard in slippers. These things are deadly! Beautifully captured

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    1. Thank you Tina! Yes, we’ve had a few misadventures over the years. You also have to watch for rattle snakes! 🐍


  5. Rupali says:

    Fantastic captures.

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