Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pink Saturday

If I was at home, I would think of sharing photos of pink lustre tea cups or pretty pink linens or the pink pointsettia I purchased for the shop.

But I am in the desert and discovered there are some beautiful pinks amongst the succulents!

A Barrel Cactus

Different Barrel Cacti

Prickly Pear
genus Opuntia
(genus info supplied by my environmentalist son)

Prickly Pear
with insect residue.
I tried to remove it to make a prettier picture, but well, that seemed a little to0 punctilious, even for me!)

Being together with our kids is such a joy. We all went to The Living Desert the day before Christmas. The guys went hiking, the women looked at the animals (cats were the favs). When my daughter got tired of it all and wanted to read Harry Potter, I wandered off into the gardens, happily taking pictures and enjoying the quiet of being by myself.

Happy Boxing Day!
Hope your Christmas was full of love, joy, family and good things.

and now, since we are at a desert resort, we're all going swimming!


Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday - and Happy Boxing Day.

Marilee, it makes me smile that you thought of Pink Saturday when you saw the wonderful pinks found in succulents.

I hope you have a great time celebrating the holiday season with your family.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday and what a great way to celebrate the pinks of the west! Here in West Texas we have some beautiful pinks in the prickly pear, the sunsets, the sand and so much more. Enjoyed browsing your blog. Hope you'll have time to stop by CollectInTexas Gal and see some more PINK....Sue

Anonymous said...

Oh, that barrel cactus (cacti) is lovely. Isn't it amazing what God can do in harsh climates as well as more lush environs? I love Christmas cactus,too. I almost bought one for Christmas to sit in the kitchen on the counter. And prickly pear in bloom? Wow. Anyhoo, welcome to Pink Saturday. I'm snagging your BWO button :)

Jacalyn @ said...

Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing! I sure wish I was in the desert too rather than the rainy, cold weather of Western New York!


Susan said...

Beautiful! I like your pointy version of pink.

The French Bear said...

What a lovely shade of pink, how different that is!!!!
I loved that you shared cactus photos!!!
Margaret B

Mary said...

How pretty they are!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary :)

Tricia said...

What beautiful pink cactus. I've never seen anything like it. I can't imagine spending Christmas in the desert - must be quite unique. Thanks for sharing your photos and welcome to Pink Saturday. I look forward to seeing more from you. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and enjoy the special time with your family.


Meg said...

The desert is beautiful with all its subtle colors. Happy Pink Saturday to you and a Happy New Year! Meg

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Merry WARM Christmas to you all! If we continue with this 40 degree weather here, you'll arrive back home less the 18" of snow we had! ;)

LaVerne said...

Thanks for sharing the desert're right, there are lots of pinks in the cactus...what a wonderful, warm way to spend the holiday. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

Shirl said...

Hi, Happy Pink Saturday! Love your pink post this week.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

sissie said...

Welcome to Pink Saturdays!
Who knew that cactus could be so pretty and pink?

Elyse said...

hi marilee,

i am closing my eyes and imagining the nice, warm weather. it is pretty chilly here!

beautiful photos!

enjoy your vacation!


Pam said...

Lovely desert photos. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Boxing Day, hope the holiday season is good to you and the family. Looks like you are having a fabulous time exploring the sunshine filled desert.

Anonymous said...

Your lucky to get out of this weather...who knew the desert had pink?!
Happy Pink Saturday!

suesueb said...

Your pinks are so different and wonderful!! happy pink week!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Marilee, I just found your blog from Beverly's...are you still in the desert, we live near Palm Springs and your living desert mention woke me right up! We are native southern Californians, but have only lived in this part of the land since June..we love it..stop by and say hi! Happy New Year!

Nan said...

This cactus is certainly gorgeous. I think I'll be joining in Pink Saturday next time as I see you are new to this as well.
Very interesting post and nice photos.

Regina said...

Hello Marilee. Nice to meet you.
happy Pink Saturday.
Amazing cactus!