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Delicate yellow prickly pear cactus blooms within the strong embrace of a gnarly and ancient sagebrush.
(2010.JUL.07)Eastern Nevada, USA
▲ High Quality Images(2010.NOV.06)▲ NEVADA: The Silver State(2010.JUL.)
Canon 350D EOSSigma 70-300 mm
Views: 146 (2010.NOV.06)Favs 8 ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥
Elegance And Endurance
arla ruggles, bloom, blossom, cactus, great basin, nature, nevada, prickly pear, sagebrush
Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.
Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.
My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.
– Arla M. Ruggles
Wow! Great contrast!Love it!
Ah, thanks, Corri!
simply stunning Arla.. great comp and spot on title..
Thanks very much, Bill!
Thanks, Byron – but it isn’t selective coloring — That’s natural sagebrush gray. :D
Beautiful Capture ! :(
Thank you, Marie!!
Oh, this is so lovely, Arla!! So delicate but you know it has to be pretty hardy to survive the desert!! I love the contrasts and your dof – stunning shot!!!
Ah! Thank you soooo much Ann! ♥
Beautiful image, fabulous flower…one that will never get picked with all it’s protection.
Thanks, Karen … not to mention – it lives WAaaay up in the mountains. :D
What an amazing capture. A fave of mine, Arla~Lynn
Thank you very much, Lynn! ♥
I LOVE EVERYTHING!!! :)))
You DO, don’t you, Elaine. :D ♥ Thanks!
Ooooohh, I love this!!!!!
Thanks so much, Kim!