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Spines

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Prickly Pear Survival

This old piece of cactus pad has rooted and is now sprouting new pads.  I love the tenacity of desert plants. Oliver Lee SP, New Mexico, USA.

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Bite o’ Cactus?

How hungry would you have to be?  Probably javelina hungry. Near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Prickly Pear

Or tuna.  Or cactus apple.  Those cute little polka dots are hundreds of fine needles that you cannot see in your finger, but you can certainly feel.

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Prolific Cactus

Here are the before and after photos of an Opuntia cactus.  It will be a fine harvest this year. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Prickly Pear Heart

This is the first time I’ve seen a double prickly pear – or cactus apple – or tuna.

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After Blossoms, Before Fruit

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