THE COLOR OF CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

What color is YOUR cactus?

It’s a pink world. In Arizona, even the cactus are pink. Or maybe they are merely washed in the blood of tourists?



Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

27 thoughts on “THE COLOR OF CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong”

        1. Leslie, it certainly did. Another Garry “lowlight”scene.

          On another subject: Just read article about John Gibbons on line. He’s retiring, not coming back next year. He complains about the unfair financial playing field that separates Toronto from New York and Boston.

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                1. “Ya gotta believe!” 1969-year of Miracle Mets (The late Tug McGraw – fabled Mets reliever and father of Country singer, Tim McGraw)

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      1. I used to go up into the Badlands of Drumheller with our dog Kim. (I had a knack for finding fossils, dinosaur bones and petrified wood -had an outstanding collection). Anyway, Kim and I met Mister Prickly Pear cactus on several occasions. Those spines have barbs on them and can go right through your shoes! No fun! And poor Kim – I had to pull them out of his paws on several occasions.
        But what fun we had!

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        1. We got tangled in the “jumping cactus.” They hooked onto a piece of clothing and no matter what you did, they wouldn’t let go. Eventually, we learned to be very careful around them, though you couldn’t always see them. Sometimes, they crept along the ground.


    1. Whenever I hear Alberta, I think of Ian & Sylvia’s classic, “Four Strong Winds”. One of my favorites. Sure you know it.
      Now I have forgotten the beloved lyrics (senior moments) “…..Four strong winds that blow lonely……….by the time I get to Alberta, weather’s dry this time of year…..” Darn, I lost all the rest of the lyrics.


  1. PINK? Cactus? Wow. I knew some of the flowers of the cactus were pink, but not the plant! Another thing I can say I learned today….along with something about men peeing along fence lines, which does not need to be shared here..and the fact that apparently some foxes poop green poo. What a day!

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