cactus sighting

Cholla Cactus (genus Opuntia) with ice
Cholla Cactus (genus Opuntia) with ice

Cactus…as my husband put it, once you start looking for them they are everywhere! Or so I realized on a morning walk around Morningside Elementary in Millcreek. This area of the city is peppered with single family brick homes from the 1950’s. The homes have the mid-century vibe that attracts young buyers and small families. Often the front yards are small enough to realistically convert to a xeriscape landscape. Not to say that all the homes have adopted the trend but more have than is expected. Most of those yards have been put in at least 3-4 years ago and they are mostly mature. It is a fantastic place to find large cactus specimens such as those below:

Cactus in winter

Cactus in winter

Cactus in winter

Cactus in winter

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