Tuesday, July 14, 2009


This is from a cactus discovered when we took out an invasive plant last year.
The invader was 15 feet high & quite extensive.
Tomorrow I`ll bring a ladder over to this yard & maybe get some better shots.
Although I have many cactus, this one left me with dozens of almost invisible spines over my hands & fingers.
"Approach With Caution" would be an appropriate sign for this one.
I handle all my other ones carefully, & hardly ever get spines.
I shall be careful with this one from now on.
The large spines you see in the image are not what I`m talking about.
Those ones don`t bother me in the least.

And you all, Please be careful out there.


AndiF said...


I like the angle of this shot -- it looks like the cactus and flower are reaching out to shake your hand (the better to spine you, my dear).

olivia said...

It looks like an organic version of a Transformer ... :D

Knucklehead said...

I warned some people away from this cactus today.
The top of the cactus is the most dangerous, though it is about 18 feet tall.

Knucklehead said...

I`ll try & figure that out this week.

olivia said...

You know, those toys ... my brother had them when he was a kid. They're cars that morph into robots that walk ... :)