SPIKY PINK CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

Spiky Pink Cactus – 03/16/19

It has been very springlike for the past couple of days, though it will be rather colder for the next few days. Probably because spring is actually coming and it always seems to get cold as the season technically arrives.

This is more or less normal in this part of the country. It’s usually in the low or mid-40s as we slide into spring. It’s not uncommon to get a few inches of snow in April, too.

More square pink cactus

Wet snow that feels slushy even as it falls, mind you. I need the snow to go away because I need to replace our mailbox. They will not deliver mail until we replace the box

Square cactus and it’s also rather pink

And I absolutely have to fix our chimney. It has been a seriously windy, stormy year. The chimney wasn’t in good shape before all the storms. It’s worse now and I don’t know how much worse. I have to get someone up there to see how bad it is and deal with it. A collapsed chimney is a big, expensive problem. Summer doesn’t last very long. We need to get to fixing things before we are into next winter.

I have to remember it’s not only spiky squares. I have to look for other things, like jagged, barbed, bristly, serrated, prickly, spiny, and pointy things.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

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

12 thoughts on “SPIKY PINK CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. Pink cactus? Agree there’s something hinky about that. Probably left by some bad hombre who’s lavender.

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  1. Spiky, prickly, barbed, spiny, pointy but maybe not jagged or serrated. However if you took a microscope to it those barbs, they might be jagged and serrated.
    Leslie

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    1. These were growing on the sides of small a mini mountain on the edge of the Superstitions. Completely natural. Probably natural acidity in the sand. Or a bit of radioctivity from some nuclear test way back when. One or the other.

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