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Did you know that Roses grow happily in the desert? This bush now 20 + yrs old has survived a 7 year drought,-even bursting open last summer in 3 digit temperatures with no watering. Mother Nature teaches us ~To Never~Ever~Give Up!
now a reminder of a few of the amazing wildflowers that burst forth in our drought ridden Mojave desert, providing endless eye candy and joy ! Sadly now it is time to begin to clear our acreage of their remnants to protect and prevent during the wild fire season.
The "Prickly Pear Cactus" or as many of us desert dwellers refer to as the "paddle cactus" is in full bloom here in the Mojave Desert. I discovered this one while hiking off the beaten trail last week. To my surprise two beetles where tucked safely inside its center-apparently "doing" what the rest of the birds and bees are up too. Cactus Bloom, originally uploaded by majamom.