Monday, March 15, 2010

Barrel Cactus

In the extremely harsh environment and low rainfall of the Chihuahuan Desert it may take 50 to 100 years for one of these barrel cacti to reach a height of three feet.

Out walking the dog today I saw these. Apparently someone had grown tired of desert landscaping and had these removed. Whoever did it then just dumped them out in the desert.

This is a crime against nature.