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Bloom on a Beaver Tail Cactus from Arizona and Nevada
Beaver tail cactus
Wow! Prickly Pear fruit. www.pinterest.com...; www.tariqweb.com/...
flores de cactus
Giant Saguaro Cactus in Bloom pinned with Bazaart
forest fungi by owlsblood on flickr
Saguaro cactus bloom near Bagdad, AZ I miss these
Strange plants of Socotra Island :There is also the Desert Rose (adenium obesium) which looks like nothing so much as a blooming elephant leg
Shells pinned with #Bazaart - www.bazaart.me
Tanzanite now in the jack halpern collection Merelani Hills, Umba Valley, Arusha District, Tanzania
Audrey, 9/17: These are abalone shells. I love when pictures like this show how intricate and beautiful pieces of art tend to pop up in nature.