Beavertail Cactus after rain Card: 102B
Beavertail cactus (Opuntia basilaris) is a common succulent in much of the arid Mojave and Sonoran desert regions. What is uncommon about it is capturing the vivid colors of its flowers. Look at one in nature and then a photo. Here I was lucky; on this day the sun broke through after a brief desert cloud burst.