Hello Kitty Pink Cactuses! EEEE!

Imagine how *totally awesomely squeaky* I got when I saw pinky-purple cactus all over the Big Bend area. One of the pics has pink tunas on bald prickly pear (Marfa). We have plenty of that around Austin. But, I hadn’t ever seen the whole plant be pink–thus the excitement!

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Oh, and these pink cactuses are mean little guys. They will poke you baaaad if you get too close. Those are some nasty spines there! I think these are Santa Rita Prickly Pears. They won’t do well in Austin because we get too much rain, which will cause them to rot. I’ve had that happen before. Super-depressing to see your little guys rotting out in the yard, I tell ya.

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