Desert Life

I recently went to Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, for work and I was amazed by the flora diversity in the desert. The view and the silence were superb, and I expected that, but I've been very surprised by the flowers. I had a crush on these blooming Hedgehog Cactus!

I'd be curious to know how you feel in the desert? Is it a place that you like? I haven't always felt great in the desert. I thought it was an hostile place and I was kind of afraid by it. Now I totally get the desert vibe and I enjoy the raw beauty and purity of the nature. The funny thing is that I feel protected in the desert and I almost belong to a place like that.

Here are some Desert Marigold.

I couldn't identify these ones, so delicate, I love the colors. Maybe one of you know what they are?