Cactus

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  1. abraxas

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    Last one before I take off for a few days.
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    Prickly pear cactus- I believe two variations. The little red fruits can be eaten and taste sweet raw. The little spines can FYU permanently though. I've heard that they are also good roasted and also prepared into jelly. Careful preparation has to be taken regardless of the recipe. Harvesting them can get a bit, "sticky."

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    Nice shot. I really like the colors and textures.

    Yes, I would imagine harvesting would get a bit "sticky". I have these in my garden and those little needles go right through garden gloves! Of course they can usually be easily removed from fingers with a bit of duct tape. lol
     
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    Thank you.

    The little ones can cause some quite complex situations. Good tip on the duct tape.
     
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    Oh seeing those make me long for home (Tucson) and hungry all at the same time. Prickly pear makes the best jelly and candy! Yummy :)
     

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