Hi everyone! Two weeks ago, I published a post about the photographs I took of one of the cacti that lives in the area where I like to take desert photographs. For this post, I decided to share some more photographs of a cactus that also lives in the area, but isn’t a saguaro cactus.
The cactus is one I’m not sure what the name is. I believe it is the Engelmann’s Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus Engelmannii). It looks just like some of the photographs I found of it and its blooms are the same color as ones I found in photographs online. As of the writing of this post, I don’t want to confirm if this cactus is the Engelmann’s Hedgehog Cactus or not. Yet, I’m currently convinced it is!
I took photographs of this particular cactus over the years and used them in photography posts. You can see one of those posts here. For many years, while on my daily walks, I would walk by it. It is small, yet it has been growing in its location for many years. It has become a familiar plant on my walks. Watching it bloom has become something I look forward to every year.
When I took these photographs, it was January and cold outside. It hadn’t blossomed yet, so I decided to take photographs of it before it bloomed.