Cholla Blossom

4-9-2013 Joshua Tree 002 WPThe first photo contains actual Cholla blossoms. It seems odd that any plant would produce green blossoms. The second photo doesn’t show any blossoms. I shot the second because I liked the way that the late afternoon sun lit up the Cholla. 

4-9-2013 Joshua Tree 021 WP

Both frames were made in Joshua Tree National Monument with Kodak Gold 100 film just minutes before Mike Harmon and I discovered that we both had Cholla spines embedded in our leathers. His were stuck into the side of his leather boot. Mine were sticking into my chaps at mid-shin. It is probably good that we always seem to ride wearing leathers in that area…