Desert Blooms

IMG_3984I was out of the studio yesterday for a wonderful reasons, two friends who we have loved for years, Victor and his incredible wife Claire, were in San Diego for a conference. We know are friends from our time spent in Pittsburgh, David and Victor were in the same doctoral program. As lovely as Pittsburgh is, and it truly is, they do not have cacti. San Diego has them in abundance, and this weekend they were showing off. I snapped a few images, I’m not a botanist or a photographer so I must be forgiven for the quality and lack of identification. All I can do is create a memento of a lovely time with dear friends.




I love the wee little bees


Sometimes I wonder where my ideas come from, but some are rather



I’m going to miss my friends, such a bright memory that I will treasure.

The following is a wonderful image taken by Claire, I just love it.


Until next time, take care,LG

Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

6 thoughts on “Desert Blooms”

    1. They are spectacular, but just know that most of the time it is kind of dry and dreary here; one great motivator to move to the Pacific Northwest.

  1. I always hope our cacti will flower, but I think that they are stubbornly aware that it’s nowhere near warm enough. Anyway, it’s always fascinating to see them bloom in their natural habitat, which is probably the best place for them to be.

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