Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Beauty Among the Thorns‏

Opuntia flower
The lowly prickly pear cactus or opuntia thrives in dry places and surprises us this time of year with huge, gorgeous yellow flowers.  The cactus pads and fruits can be eaten, with some care taken to avoid the large and small thorns, but the flowers can be enjoyed from a safe distance.  

Bill Dunson

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