Cactus in the White Tank Mountains

I recently returned from a visit to one of my very favorite places in the United States - Arizona. I had been away for most of the month of February and it was great being gone from what I've started calling "drizzle drab" (the grey, drizzly, misty winter weather in this region of Germany). This trip was not so much of a vacation but rather a retreat of sorts after a death in my family. I took these photos in the White Tank Mountains right before the desert cactus were in full bloom.