Monday, May 24, 2010
Ana loves plants and gardening. In particular, she admires the hardy plants of the Chihuahuan Desert in west Texas and southern New Mexico, which struggle to survive some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Here are pictures of one of the hardiest cacti there. These pincushion cacti often grow half-buried in rock, or so it seems. They collect water during the rare rains and store it for survival during the years without rain. The one at the top, above, appears briefly towards the conclusion of Distant Cousin: Reincarnation (DC3).