Growing Stuff

September 9, 2008

We have lots of interesting plants that grow on the high desert.  One is called Apache Plume.  During the spring and early summer it sports tiny white flowers, but as fall nears the flowers grow into the pink-tinged feathery fronds shown in this photo.


This second photo is of a cactus pod.  The flowers have been long gone.  Everyone who sees this photo says, “Ew, that’s really weird.”  (To say that, you must wrinkle your nose.)  I think it’s really fascinating.


  1. Jean from NM says:

    Do you know what kind of cactus that is?

    It reminds of the summer many, many moons ago when I saddled up the ol’ horse, grabbed some gloves and a burlap sack, and rode through the foothills collecting prickly pear cactus pods. They make great jelly, but I’m not sure all the little stickers I acquired were worth it all.

    They are beautiful, though, aren’t they?