When Hubby and I were downtown a couple of weeks ago, we took a little detour off Main Street to discover a whole new world of fun things to see. Downtown Tucson has some very cool old buildings, of which I plan to photograph some day when I have more time (and it’s cooler weather).
One of the streets had this tower with a prickly pear cactus planted in the bowl at the top. I added a crosshatch illustration effect just for the fun of it because it had just rained and the street was still wet. I also like what this effect did to the sky.
Today’s photo is really simple. I just looked around and witnessed the Divine in my own front yard. The prickly pear cactus that’s usually green is now doing its Spring color change and the Aloe Vera is blooming with orange buds. Lovely! Namaste.
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.