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A pastel pad

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Prickly Pear Pastel Pad 0774A

Freezing weather is one of the things that can make the pad of a prickly pear cactus, Opuntia engelmannii, turn from green to pastel shades of rose, orange, and yellow. I took this abstract photograph of such a cactus in my neighborhood on February 13th, during the same session that brought you yesterday’s more-conventional view.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 5, 2014 at 6:03 AM

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