Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Prickly Pears

I was just noticing some of the different colors of fruit on the prickly pear cacti growing in the wild around here.
























That's about it for now.

Have a great day!

15 comments:

Annie said...

Such beautiful and rich colors.

Roberta said...

Oh those are some beauties! Love the colors. They taste good too if you can get at them!

angryparsnip said...

I adore the Prickly Pear ! Love all the different fruit colors.
Fabulous photos !

I wanted to plant some by the house but the "Kissing Bug" likes to hide in them and I can't be bitten by one. So they are in the yard but not near the house. Bummer.

cheers, parsnip

Darla said...

Gorgeous...isn't the contrast of the pads with those deep burgundy fruits just fabulous?

cieldequimper said...

In the last shot they look a bit like strange strawberries!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

These colors have always seemed to me like the perfect combination!

Petrus van Zyl said...

yum

rainfield61 said...

Your desert always provide surprises.

betchai said...

so love the contrast in your pictures, we have lots of prickly pear in the wild here too, but maybe, i did not take a closer look at those fruits, I just noticed even the fruits have thorn like the leaves through your pictures, very interesting!

Barb said...

I've always loved the contrast of the fruit to the cacti. I like your compositions.

shirley said...

Amazing photos do you use the fruit for anything I am sure I have heard of recipes for using them....many moons ago though.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

They look beautiful. Had never seen fruits on cactus before and somehow had taken it for granted that cactus don't have fruits.

Have a great week ahead!

Thérèse said...

I always liked the colors of prickly pears and the view of them probably because we can;t take them in the hand without protection. They seem so perfect to fit in a hand.
Nice series.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Diane:

I can remember first eating Prickly Pear preserves when I visited my relatives living in AZ in the early 70s. I also remember a Dune buggy ride in the high desert some miles outside of Phoenix and the smells and beauty of the desert in the evening.

Take care,
Mike

Celeste said...

Great pictures, I don't know about you but I seem to have a lot less prickly pear fruits on my plants this year than last.