Thirsty Souls

Thirsty Souls: Camera-Ready Cacti

This week we're thirsty for a shot to frame. There's no denying it - cacti are trending. Rack up likes and recruit followers with your unique take on these succulent shots.

1. Still Life

Sometimes it feels like stillness is a luxury in our busy world, but it doesn't have to be that way. Set a serene scene with a few potted pricklers, and you'll feel the desert vibes kick in instantaneously.

2. #PlantsOnPink

With the right backdrop, the future looks mighty rosy.

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3. Neon Cacti at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs

Capture the nightlife vibe with a neon sign and a prickly pear cocktail by the pool at The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. The hotel's rainbow exterior keeps moods high in Palm Springs. a destination that already gets 350 days of sunshine a year,  and the rooms offer a variety of stellar views (mountain, garden, or city lights) for the everyday explorer. Sounds like the perfect weekender to us!

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4. Cacti Greenhouses

Actually, it IS easy being green. Get in the zone at Cactus Mart in Morongo Valley, The Huntington Library in San Marino, and Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium in Palm Springs to bring out the best in your green thumb.

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5. Cacti Landscape at The Joshua Tree House

Head to this 1949 hacienda for a long weekend of hot tub soaks and haute boho decor.  The surrounding landscape is equally wow-worthy.

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6. Cacti Wall at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Snap a selfie or enlist your bestie for a full-on photo sesh in the mid-century mod heaven that is the Ace.

7. Cactus Art

Get your Etsy on with hand embroidered goods by Erika Duran, photography by Wilder California, and paintings by Linda Arandas. Quirky is cute in our book!

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