Saturday, January 19, 2008
I haven't painted cholla cactus for a long long time.
This is a cactus that looks totally awful except
when it bursts into bloom and then WOW!,
it's a wild explosion of color.
This particular cactus that I painted lived and bloomed
on five acres of my land up in the mountains east of Albuquerque.
When my husband and I were younger,
we built our own adobe up in the mountains of Tijeras
and I could not wait until these guys bloomed.
The rest of the time they were the prickliest things alive.