Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Vandalized Cacti Healing

It seems there’s something about cacti that’s almost fetishistic.

Protected species are constantly being stolen* in the desert areas around Mesilla. They have a compelling attraction for many people.

** is also fairly common.

It may be something of a challenge to stomp a barrel cactus.

There is no challenge to stomping a spineless cactus.

. Here’s a photo of the damage:

The plant has begun to recover, as you can see here:

You can see the necrotic tissue here:

and here:

The new growth is producing blossoms:

*”” — an euphemism for a criminal enterprise that yields millions of dollars according to some sources.

**Is there a psychoanalytic term for this? ? ? ? ?

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