The prickly pear season is usually around January to March but I was surprised to find a prickly pear plant with a flower in the Baakens Valley the other day. Taking a close up photo I realised how my photography has stagnated lately. Why stagnated? Well, for one I can't remember when last I've taken any good macro pictures. I also used to always be on the lookout for nice compositions and specifically for something interesting to put in the foreground of my photos of something bigger in the back. I think I need some inspiration.