Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Prickly Pear Cactus in Bloom

The most notable thing about Time is that it is so purely relative. A large amount of reminiscence is, by common consent, conceded to the drowning man; and it is not past belief that one may review an entire courtship while removing one's gloves.

That is what Trysdale was doing, standing by a table in his bachelor apartments. On the table stood a singular-looking green plant in a red earthen jar. The plant was one of the species of cacti, and was provided with long, tentacular leaves that perpetually swayed with the slightest breeze with a peculiar beckoning motion...

Read more of O. Henry's short story The Cactus.

Prickly Pear Cactus in bloom
A conclusion for O'Henry's short story might be that love demands the truth.

Prickly Pear Cactus in bloom
This is a group of yellow and red flowers from a prickly pear cactus is in full bloom. After flowering, the succulent red fruit develops. This photo was taken in a Sedgwick County park in June of 2014. No, I am not going to tell you where.

The photo was taken with an iphone 5 while I was out for a run. Excuse my finger in the first shot.

Prickly Pear Cactus in bloom

 Moral of the story, be prepared and take your phone along with you when run.

No comments:

Post a Comment