Still not feeling well today so I didn’t know what I was going to photograph until I saw this prickly pear cactus at the side of our house. They are beginning to bloom in their rich yellows, peaches and hot pinks now. I was lucky enough to find this one in peach that shows the evolution of the blooms. The Universe is so obliging. I have to admit that doing this 366 project has made me more aware of so many things that I used to take for granted and for that I am so grateful.
Oh, if only this old door could talk. Wonder what it would say. It belongs to my neighbor, who saved it from her parents house many moons ago. For some reason, when I saw it, it reminded me of the old houses in the Garden District of New Orleans. I was there many years ago and felt such a fascinating energy as I passed through those streets.
She was telling me that she just couldn’t discard it and I can sure see why. It’s so much fun to keep items like this and do something creative with them. For right now, it’s going to lean on the mesquite tree, keep the prickly pear cactus company, and enjoy being in the desert until she comes up with a new use for it.
Now, when she does do something with it, I’ll be sure to photograph it again and we can all see its transformation.