Not All Deserts Are Hot

This week I was reminded that not all deserts are sand and cactus.   We often think of deserts as full of sand and cactus, aka Arizona or Africa.   The Great Basin of which Montana is part of is also covered in part by a very large desert, a cold one.  The vegetation one usually sees is bunch grasses and sage. In some places you will find even find cactus.   They are generally clumped together and low to the ground not easy to see or find.   But this week I was in the right place and the right time to see the cactus blooming.

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These were taken near Glen, Montana.