desert photography from our southwest deserts, USA.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
"pests"~Sunday stills Challenge~082811
Here in the desert southwest, we have a LOT of pests! Some are animal, but most of them are plants. And, the peskiest ones are in the cactus family. Believe me, you do NOT want to run into a cholla cactus (which I didn't even add here!) Just looking out my front window, my bougenvilla has awful thorns. I have two mesquite tree with wicked thorns. And, our acacia trees...sigh...let's just NOT go there! I found all of the following at the Palm Desert visitor's center (the old building...they have moved to a new one.) (WHAT kind of visitor center is surrounded by vicious cacti?) So, BEWARE!!!!!! While the desert has animals that crawl, fly, sting, and strike, it also has plants that can getcha' too! OUCH!!!