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 Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 29, 2012 11:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful

It is photos like these that remind me that cactus's have a beautiful side to them.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jan 30, 2012 7:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful

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

@ Adam - Surprising you found them growing so
close to the ocean ... cool find !!!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jan 31, 2012 10:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

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.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jan 31, 2012 8:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful

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

Man, that stuff is good!

EricChu

EricChu - Jan 30, 2012 1:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Gorgeous!

How beautiful these cactuses can be!!!

samira - Jan 30, 2012 11:57 pm - Hasn't voted

hi

it is very beautiful.
composition of yellow and green is beautiful

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jan 31, 2012 10:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: hi

Thank you! You have a beautiful name.

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