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Cactus Flower
Opuntia ficus-indica is the same species that produces the prickly pear fruit. Photographed at the the saddle between Aliso Peak and Niguel Hill, February 26th, 2011.

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Josh LewisBeautiful

Josh Lewis

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It is photos like these that remind me that cactus's have a beautiful side to them.
Posted Jan 29, 2012 11:30 pm

lcarreauRe: Beautiful

lcarreau

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@ Josh - They also have a pointy side to them!

@ Adam - Surprising you found them growing so
close to the ocean ... cool find !!!
Posted Jan 30, 2012 7:34 pm

gimpilatorRe: Beautiful

gimpilator

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You know, I was surprised too. But they are all over the hills surrounding Laguna. I went out to pick prickly pear fruit with BBQ tongs one of the days and I came back with 3 pounds worth.
Posted Jan 31, 2012 10:42 am

lcarreauRe: Beautiful

lcarreau

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You did? In Arizona, we make Prickly pear
fruit ice cream out of them.

Man, that stuff is good!
Posted Jan 31, 2012 8:46 pm

EricChuGorgeous!

EricChu

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How beautiful these cactuses can be!!!
Posted Jan 30, 2012 1:43 pm

samirahi

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it is very beautiful.
composition of yellow and green is beautiful
Posted Jan 30, 2012 11:57 pm

gimpilatorRe: hi

gimpilator

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Thank you! You have a beautiful name.
Posted Jan 31, 2012 10:44 am

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on Jan 29, 2012 12:19 am

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