Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bloomin' Cacti

When I first started growing Prickly Pear in the garden years ago, it was because they were given to me by a one of the mental health clients I worked with.  He told me they would winter over.  I can't say that I believed him.  I certainly had some degree of skepticism.  I was amazed that they survived and further amazed when they blossomed.
For years they inspired my annual "Cactus Blossom Party" where friends, neighbors and co-workers gathered for dogs and burgers, Tequila Sunrises and marvelous deserts.

We thought about a party this year, but just can't seem to muster the enthusiasm.

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