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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

California dreaming or how I forgot snow for a day!


Dreaming of being in California where I spotted these very old cactus plants inside the Mission San Miguel grounds outside of Salinas. The buds reminded me of red potatoes--but then, everything reminds me of food somehow or other!
C is for Cactus and California @ ABC Wednesday.
Factoid: It has been brought to my attention by Maria Berg that these are indeed seeds and not blossoms. Edible at that!

13 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Noni. Considering the snow in your part of the world, I don't blame you one bit for daydreaming about cacti. I was at the same mission a few years ago but they weren't blooming them. Wonderful memories of the place.

Sara Katt said...

Nice post! Meow!
Snow is still plentiful with us too.
A little warmth would not be a bad thing!
Purrs,
Sara Cat
Sara Cat's ABCWedrd-8-C as in Cheshire Cat

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific! Love cacti and everything warm. Often wonder why I'm in this long winter/short summer spot. :) And you've just reminded me I have a couple of red potatoes to be used.

Maria Berg said...

They are not buds it is the seed/the fruit of the plant and if you take them at the right time you can eat them and they do taste good.
the plant ti Opuntia.
/MB

i beati said...

were you hit again yesterday?/

Mona said...

oh, i love this cactus looks very pretty. Have time to visit my C entry, thanks.

Y. Ikeda said...

I don't blame you that everything reminds of foods and dreaming a nice weather. I want both, too!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Donna said...

Love the photos because I felt my feet thawing out!!Hahaaa
hughugs

Daryl said...

BIG sigh

Joy said...

Too much winter, nice to dream of cactus and the hot, hot, sun.

Cildemer said...

Very beautiful pics! Would love to forget snow and cold too!
Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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jabblog said...

The cacti must look wonderful when all those buds open - warmth for the eyes :-)
Oh, I've just read Maria's comment - not flowers at all . . .

Pietro said...

Very nice photos of the cactus plants, really enjoyable!