Curt Blanchard

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Snowy Cactus

In July we bake in Arizona's midsummer. The Monsoon rains were sparse this year so we were hot and oh, so dry. I was browsing through some of my January photos from when we were cooler and rediscovered this Queen Victoria cactus with a light dusting of snow. Yes, snow in the desert. This was in our front yard after a rare, brief overnight snowfall. This only happens every few years and when it does, I always rush out to capture the contradiction - snow/cactus. It looked so refreshingly cool I wanted to post it to defy the summer heat.