Most of the time if you stay away from the cactus, it will stay away from you.
That’s how we get along, that cactus and I.
All winter that cactus sits around and doesn’t do much of anything – except maybe get eaten by javelina.
But in the spring the prickly pear has blossoms.
They’re not quite here yet.
And it will be bad when they do come out because my person will stop and take all kinds of pictures of them.
Hey wait a minute!
The prickly pear around here don’t have pink blossoms.
What’s going on?
If I were a pink flower I would not be growing there.
They must be stuck.
But back to the prickly pear.
In the fall they have fruit.
Big, red, juicy fruit.
Like pears with prickles.
But I found this one prickly pear that doesn’t seem to know what time of year it is.
Or maybe this prickly pear is trying to be my friend.
No flower pictures.
This one cut right to the fruit.