Yesterday I was leaving Miles Exploratory Learning Center and discovered this beautiful flower growing in a pot near the parking lot.
We have lived in the Sonoran Desert for 44 years and I am continuously awed by the flowers produced by our cactus. The colors are extraordinary and most are delicate. The pollinated flowers produce food which once fed, and frequently still does, the indigenous desert people. Of course the fruit is vital to the survival of many desert creatures. Most are fleeting. This spring we have been treated to an overabundance of beauty.