Thursday, May 12, 2016


Is there anything more gorgeous than a Prickly Pear cactus in full bloom?

We are ever so fortunate that Mother Nature planted several of these beauties on our property, and I am especially grateful for this one, just off the corner of the lower porch, which can be enjoyed from the dining room windows above.

Every bit as wonder-full (to me, anyway) are the magenta cork-shaped fruits, called tunas, which will follow. What's even more amazing is that there is an entire page of 100+ absolutely color-mad recipes for using those tunas on Pinterest! Want to try a few? I'd be more than happy to share my bounty with you. All that's required is a willingness to trudge through snake, scorpion and chigger infested grass, and then to brave a few dagger-like thorns. (Hey, they don't call it "prickly" fer nuthin', ya know!)

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