Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sharp - don't touch!

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is filled with desert plants ... including, of course, cacti.  I got lost trying to count the different varieties!  Some are tall and stately; some are short and round; some are purple and some are green.  While I don't know all the individual names, I know they have spines (some people call them needles) and those spines are sharp! 

I watched as one man tested the needles;  he didn't believe his wife when she said, "Harry, you're going to bleed if you do that."  Well ... Harry did bleed and his wife couldn't stop laughing.

Here are a few photos of the "we're ready for you, Harry" cacti in case you want to try it on your own. ☺

Don't let this little guy fool you ... the spines are tough!

Pretty in pink ...

I love the way the light dances on this cactus!

This is the one that nabbed Harry.

This small arm might be a baby, but it's not fun to touch.

The desert cactus can certainly be beautiful but be sure to watch your children, your pets, and yourself.  You don't want to end up like Harry!

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