Apparently renowned Skeptic Michael Shermer photographs lizrds on his off time, and this time that lizard was found to be eating a cactus. A cholla, even. A very spiny cholla. I hope it didn’t hurt it’s tongue.
Umm, a nice cactus pad for lunch for a Galapagos land iguana, so scrumptious… pic.twitter.com/dynRiqiecw
— Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) January 17, 2014
Bubble Bursting on a Cactus by nllinux already has over 1/2 million views. How many views of this video have you added to that total?
Denise shares a recipe.
I have made frosting by mixing a few tablespoons of fresh-squeezed prickly pear juice into confectioner’s sugar. It makes a nice magenta-colored glaze when dribbled over oatmeal or sugar cookies and has that subtle flavor.
Sounds easy and delicious.
I see the famed Studio Swine has a standing lamp that is somewhat cactus-like but is not called a cactus lamp.
However the same collection, the Sao Paolo Collection, does in fact include a cactus table that is called the “Cactus Table” so you know they had cacti on the mind when they designed the cactus lamp that is not a “Cactus Lamp.”
In case you were wondering those table bases are Cereus.
Thanks to Carole for passing this along to her favorite Cactus Blog.
More Cactus Costumes from the internets! I don’t own these! Not the costumes and not the pictures! I don’t sell them either! Enjoy!
Holy Cow it’s the same costume as yesterday, but in Adult size! And this time we have a link to a website that sells them and has it in stock. For a very reasonable $90. Well, maybe reasonable is a relative term.
I think we could get that one for Keith to wear at the store on a regular basis. At least on the weekends.
Burda Style’s cactus costume comes with a story.
When I asked my son what he wanted to be for Halloween, he said, “a saguaro cactus.” ?? Sure, no problem lol! It took a whole lot of fiberfill to stuff the channels. A big hit though, he loved it! Only one person asked him if he was Larry the Pickle from Veggie Tales.
Finally we have another little kid in a cactus costume. A baby! And the costume is available for sale on ebay. Quality!
Every year I see the quality of the top cactus costumes in the country gets better, so if you want to be featured in next years post, or maybe in a November followup, send along your photos ASAP!
Did you wonder where a George H.W. Bush might have gotten cactus socks from yesterday’s post? I don’t know. But here are more cactus socks for your perusal and these are for sale online too. Not from us so I can’t vouch for them.
Special extra Lizard Socks after the break… (more…)
Here are a couple of Kalanchoe flowers that were hard to photograph. I did the best I could and I think I captured their tiny little petals fairly well. However the chartreuse colors below were particularly difficult.
Kalanchoe eriophylla has soft grey fuzzy leaves.
Kalanchoe orgyalis has leathery brown leaves.
Do we carry cactus mugs? No. We do not. But here, I’ve found one anyway.
I would buy them for myself but I don’t like raised designs on my drinking implements.
As we discussed on the phone, may I ask you to help identify the attached
species .. perhaps an Echeveria …I appreciate the help.
Your plant is a Kalanchoe marmorata. Nice!
I took this photo off my instagram feed. Fun!
The first was made by my brother and the second was made in Australia in honor of the robot.
Yesterday I featured some Cactus Stamps on this here Cactus Blog, and they were postable!
Today I’m featuring Cactus Stamps that are rubbery. And there are three of them for me to feature! All are handmade, or hand-carved as the case may be, and available on the Etsy. Three is a good number, you should buy them all.
Apparently Tara on Etsy will post these older stamps along with some others on a handmade postcard and send it off to you.
Agave “Black Widow” is our newest addition to our Agave family. It comes to us as a cultivar of Agave schidigera. Yay! Generally solitary, these might get close to 24″ across. More likely 18″. They are quite filiferous and strongly variegated.
And I found this strange music video from a company that produces this agave.