The flowers on this barrel cactus have to fight for space with the spines; view in the largest sizes and see the downy white stuff at the base of the flowers.
Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my shot of the Grand Canyon. They inspire me to continue to try to improve my skills. I did not post a shot for Thursday because I had to get up so early for my spinal cortisone injection and then the sedative made me sleep for most of the day. So, I hope you forgive me for posting two shots today. - FotoEffects Photography - Judy Horton
These images are ones shot to post in the daily community on smugmug. I've been participating in this community for about six years. For the first few years, I tried to always post a shot taken either that day or the day before. Now, although I try to shoot everyday, I don't necessarily post the images on the same day they are shot.