Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Cactus Monday!

Silver cholla (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa)

I'm still knee-deep in book editing (I never knew how much work goes into creating an index until I first worked on one myself), but it's been so long since my last post I wanted to pop in and say hello to everyone.

Since it also happens to be Cactus Monday, I'm sharing these silver cholla blossoms. This is one of the photos I included in my 2010 calendar, "Mojave in Bloom," for sale in my Zazzle shop. The calendar includes cactus and desert wildlfowers, all found in the East Mojave.
Mojave in Bloom 2010 Calendar calendar

There's also a second calendar of East Mojave desert scenery and I've also been working on one of garden flowers as well. There are simply not enough hours in the day for all the things I want to accomplish.

I hope all of you are enjoying this change in season we're experiencing. We here in Southern California are enjoying a bit of rain and I know many others are already experiencing snow. Time for soup and sweaters!

You can check out other cactus delights at Terri's Painted Daisies.

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly
changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.
~ Henry Beston, Northern Farm


  1. Oh these are beautiful! Good to see you again, been too long.


  2. Beautiful blooms...Happy Cactus Monday! :)

  3. Hi Leslie, I love the green color of those cholla blossoms! We're enjoying the cooler weather here in Tucson.

  4. Your calender is OUT OF THIS WORLD!
    The photography is simply gorgeous Leslie, so beautiful.

  5. Thanks, everyone! Especially Camilla for the wonderful compliment!

  6. the silver cholla is stunning! and the calendar is simply beautiful! :)

  7. I love your calendar! I just flipped through and was going to tell you a favorite, but I can not pick!
    It is rainy here this morning. We have had all kinds of weather this week. It sounds like you have as well.
    Have a good day and again great job putting that together.

  8. Ladies, thank you so much for the flattering compliments!


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