Blooming Cactus In Buena Vista, Colorado (May 5, 2006)
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Check this out! I was out photographing
Mt. Princeton (photo below) and upon walking in a field, I came across all of these
small blooming cacti. It is just amazing to see these kinds
of plants growing in Central Colorado!
Although I don't know the technical name for them, I've heard many refer to them as "Mountain Ball Cactus."
What pretty and colorful flowers!
Now all of these were probably only a few inches in length.
All of them could be held in one's hand.
I am guessing these are in the golden barrel family.
Lastly, here was the mountain that I was originally photographing for
This is Mt. Princeton, a "14er" in Colorado in that it's summit is 14,000+ feet
above sea level. The small town of Buena Vista in central Colorado is well known
for its stunning view of this mountain to the west.
Photos and commentary submitted by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. His Twitter page: @SteveGarufi.