Hope is not a resting place but a starting point – a cactus, not a cushion.
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The photo below is from a different plant (same species), back in the shadows. I like how it came out.
And just for fun, I found this quote. Just proving, if you want to find something, you have to look for it:
People find beauty in the desert. I don’t know where they’re looking because I haven’t found it. It’s ugly. It’s nasty. It’s dirt. It’s desert. It’s sand. It’s rock. It’s cactus. It’s lizards and snakes.
~ Travis Browne