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Claret Cup Cactus

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Claret Cup Cactus
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Llano Uplift
Llano County, Texas
Blooms: Mar - May
The Central Texas winter has been reasonably comfortable so far. We haven't had any snow, the temperatures have been mildish and I'm noticin' that the days are already gettin' longer. So far I haven't sunk into cabin fever and/or winter melancholy. But as I watch the birds out back I have started to notice a risin' note of hysteria in my voice as I merrily chirp that I am okay and that winter is half over. My words ring hollow and false. I am sure there is a giant thought bubble loomin' over my head with nothin' in it but a black cloud. I yearn to hide from the world until spring, shufflin' in my bathrobe with Kleenex boxes on my feet. I have never seen a year where spring didn't come ... eventually. I think I just need a little color in my life besides browns and grays!

Uploaded on 1/28/2011 5:17:50 AM

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