Beautiful and dangerous. Just like a lot of things in Tucson, one of my favorite places on earth. I was fortunate to visit my friends Simon and David during a spring after a (relatively) heavy winter rainfall. Consequently the desert was in bloom. Just look at those blossoms on that spiny prickly pear cactus. This photo brings up bittersweet feelings for me. It was taken on land that Jay and I bought in the Tucson Mountains with plans to build a home there. Alas, plans change. The desert is still beautiful and beckoning. The land, sadly, is up for sale.