Saturday, May 29, 2010

Beauty on the Beast

A prickly pear plant is not pretty - at least most of the months of the year. It has thorns that can cause you much misery if you come into contact with them. God in all His glory gave this cactus something to be proud of during a period in the spring. The flowers that appear are absolutely beautiful. The cactus we have has yellow flowers - but some have reddish orange I understand.

Leon dug this plant up out of the pasture and put it in a planter he had built. We figured the best home would be by the wagon...some how some fancy schmancy flower/plant would be out of place by the old worn out wagon.

Here are some pictures - hope you enjoy them.100_3786100_3791100_3792100_3793100_3794

Some people make prickly pear jelly - not me. I will stick with my orange marmalade.


Amelia

7 comments:

Marilyn said...

Yeah, I'd stick to orange marmalade too--except mine would have to be just fruit and no sugar. We used to have a prickly pear. Ours was also in a planter. Mike backed into it accidentally. You know what I did---laugh---but also had to get those things out! Needless to say, the plant is now gone. Yours is so pretty. ISn't today beautiful?

Marilyn said...

Yeah, I'd stick to orange marmalade too--except mine would have to be just fruit and no sugar. We used to have a prickly pear. Ours was also in a planter. Mike backed into it accidentally. You know what I did---laugh---but also had to get those things out! Needless to say, the plant is now gone. Yours is so pretty. ISn't today beautiful?

Hazel said...

What an unusual flower ,just beautiful ,perfect for in front of the wagon.

Michelle said...

They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!I pray you have wonderful weather for this long weekend.
be blessed,
Michelle

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness! This is just beautiful! I love the colors.

Christina said...

Wow, that is an amazing flower. I remember us having a cactus plant as a child. I also remember getting a few prickles in my hand.

My hubby has actually cooked with cactus before. I'm more of a reg. food kind of girl myself. : )

Amanda said...

Well, those flowers are well worth waiting for, though I wouldn't fancy having to avoid the thorns all year long.