16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blooming Barrel

A barrel cactus in the process of blooming. Not all at once, not in an orderly fashion, but as each individual blossom deems itself ready. Bursting with self-confidence, each flower has a chance to shine. A happiness brought forward from taking her time. -Desert dweller wisdom

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Sidney Mertens