The closest stop sign is over a mile away and the first traffic light is 5+ miles down the road. A visit to the grocery store is almost 30 miles round trip. It's quiet here; just the sound of toads and coyotes at night. It seems very still, but when you look close there's always something happening. Read on about a few things we've noticed over the past few years.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bloomin' Cactus

 Short Coastal Prickly Pear Cactus
May is for blooming cactuses.  The pink buds are the fruit of the cactus.  I've heard our neighbors south of the border consider it a delicacy.  This cactus is native to the area.  Like many succulents, if a branch is broken off and placed on some dirt, in the right conditions the cactus will grow.   The spikes are
1-1/4 inches long.  They have an irritant on the tips as I've learned from experience.

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