Friday, January 29, 2010

The Red Head


Compare yesterday's cactus with this one adorned with red glochids. This one is called Optunia Rufida and it belongs in the same family as yesterday's Bunny Ears Prickly Pear. It might look softly fuzzy, but you don't want to get any of those tiny glochids caught in your skin.

6 comments:

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

Love the detail on this cactus .. the red is really prominent! Also love your iamge of the sky after the storm - very dramatic!
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Kathy said...

I think this is what I had a close encounter with a couple weeks ago! Too close!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a cactus with a bad case of the measles.

Jarart said...

Been there, done that...ouch.

Magpie said...

I like what Dave said - measles. I really like the contrast between the green and red in this shot.
Lovely.

brattcat said...

That's one prickly red-head there.