Friday, May 18, 2007
The Many Colours of Prickly Pear
Early morning walks find prickly pear blossoms still closed up from the night, so a couple of days ago I braved a later morning walk in >100 degrees Fahrenheit temperature to photograph some of the Prickly Pear Cacti (genus Opuntia) growing in the neighbourhood. Some are growing wild; many are in nearby gardens. There is quite a range of colours - even on the same plant.