Unless you’ve traveled in the southwest United States, you may never have seen Christmas lights done quite like this before:
When we first moved to Arizona and our children were small, we’d make a point to drive down to the Ahwatukee foothills south of Phoenix to see the lighted cacti.
How do you string lights on a cactus? Very carefully. I tried it one year. Not fun, but very pretty.
The video below tells about the history of the Ahwatukee Festival of Lights:
Doing double duty today with Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
Photos by ARHuelsenbeck
Yeah, I know, I’ve been a little obsessed with prickly pears lately, but isn’t this one drop-dead gorgeous? And it’s ORANGE, not yellow like mine. My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge:
Photo by ARHuesenbeck.
My offerings for De Monte y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture challenge:
Photography by ARHuelsenbeck.
My daughter and I went hiking at San Tan Mountain Regional Park near where she lives (more about that on January 28, 2017). For Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge this week I offer this odd little cactus all by itself, leaning at an angle:
Photo © by ARHuelsenbeck.
Photographs ©ARHuelsenbeck 2016