This close up image of an interesting cactus was photographed at the Living Desert, Palm Desert, CA. I liked the color variations and the star-like formations of the spines.
At the Living Desert, Palm Desert, CA, they have extensive gardens with cactus and other plants from many places in the world. At one point I noticed this bunch of small very spiny cacti--something about it looked really cute to me. I've not usually thought of very prickly plants as being cute, but that was the word that came to mind when I saw these.
At the Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA, there are not only animals, but also some wonderful desert gardens with cactus and other plants. I believe this one is an aloe of some kind--I liked its shape and the spears of pretty yellow flowers.