Cholla Garden Morning
In the middle of the day no one is fooled by
the Cholla’s nickname, ‘Teddy Bear Cholla.’
They look menacing to say the least.
And if you happen to brush against one you will pay dearly.
But in the early morning light these prickly, spiny monsters
become some of the most elegant and delicate things
you can image .
Who can resist walking among them and reveling in their beauty