Monday, December 8, 2014

The good life of a cactus in Meitar

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 In the center of Meitar is a little "mountain" where hardly anybody ever goes.
Yesterday I ventured up to check out the curious new growth on the cactus plants. 
You can enlarge the photos quite a lot with two separate clicks.


 They are all so different one from the other.


And so weird!




Tune in tomorrow for more cacti.
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UPDATE: Cactus expert Jose of Lisbon and the Sunny Coast blog, has given us lots of information on the plants!  Do see his comments on this post and on the new post!    Thanks, Jose!
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(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)

13 comments:

cieldequimper said...

This is sort of like the epitome of exotic to me! Lovely cacti, especially the second one!

lorik said...

I love cacti too...and you are so lucky to have been able to capture so many interesting forms..and not just in little pots! Great shots!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

they are beautiful!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, that is different.

William Kendall said...

Very peculiar growth. My mother liked cacti, so there was always two or three pots of them in the house. They're probably the only plants I can't kill.

Peter said...

There are other worldly - sadly we imported one - The Prickly pear which is a real pest.

Spiderdama said...

Artistic nature!

Hels said...

I used to think that cactus was the hardiest plant on dry earth, that it represented tough chalutzim of the old school.

On Friday afternoon the florist said that some of the dahlias were cactus, would I like some new flowers instead. Apparently in this case it meant falling apart.

The English language is changing faster than I understand :(

Suzanne said...

This is all so beautiful Dina. Such a change eh from the ancient stones of Jerusalem?

Karl Demetz said...

I am very impressed by the first cactus, beautiful !

VP said...

I am not very fond of cacti, but these are as gorgeous as thy get...

José Mendonça said...

Gorgeous specimens! However, "real" cacti are #1 (Prickly Pears) and #5, both native to the Americas.
#2 and #4 are Euphorbia species from Africa.
As to #3, it's another succulent whose name I can't remember, sorry... Actually I've only seen one of these in person. Sharon (Phoenix DP) and Julie (Scottsdale DP) have posted on this plant a couple of times.

Fun60 said...

Quite a range of succulents and cacti in a small area.