Thursday, December 03, 2009

Prickly Pear in bloom along the South Zapata Creek Trail. July 2005.

8 Comments:

Blogger Gledwood said...

O wow! Can you get a peyote high off that..?!?!

8:54 AM  
Blogger molson said...

Not that I know of Gledwood, but you can eat them after careful removal of the spines.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

I once picked a prickly pair once in Malta. Nobody told me about the bloody micro-lances that get in you and prickle for days!!

Hot water ~ I've been told. That gets 'em out!

2:17 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

ps Trotter Donkeys going ping!!! in the donkey derby today...

Do you have Donkey Derbies in the United States? I don't think I've ever heard mention of them on TV...

2:18 AM  
Blogger Tami Curtis Jennings said...

Beautiful pictures!

6:51 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

You seriously don't have donkey derbies in America?
Honestly it's a feature of Modern Life here! Not just a choice phrase I made up... a donkey derby is something most middle class kids will have gone to if not ridden in (as for the lower orders, the city-dwellers at least don't even know that milk comes from a cow... I ask you!!)

PS as you might detect I have some ill-feeling towards the lower classes as I always wanted to be lower class and got rumbled on every attempt!!

3:10 AM  
Blogger molson said...

I haven't detected any ill feeling towards anyone lately except for maybe Gordon Brown... But that's to be expected.

I have no experience with trotter donkey derbies. I did see one youtube video of a trotter donkey derby in Texas.

I noticed a super-size horse box (horse trailer in the States) attached to a super-size pick-up in the one video you posted. Was that really in the UK? I didn't think such things would fit on the roads in your parts or maybe that you be thrown in prison for driving such a thing there. There is plenty of that kind of thing here though. I was thinking of buying a travel trailer to live in now that I am homeless. I believe you call them caravans in the UK. I also believe they are much smaller in the UK and are typically towed behind cars. Here we have travel trailers the size of a small house. They are towed with monster sized one ton dually pick-ups or even class 6 or 7 commercial trucks.

10:59 AM  
Blogger molson said...

Thanks for the comment Tami. Hope the fish are biting.

11:00 AM  

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