You know how I love my macro. Here is a close-up of a fuzzy cactus.
It is actually called a Astrophytum Myriostigma and is a species originating from Mexico. The dense white scales that cover the cactus skin are actually an effective sunscreen. They can produce a satiny yellow flower.
I am caring for one of these cactuses in my backyard and I am anxious for the first bloom. I could not resist touching this cactus. I am happy to report that it is soft and furry with no spines to catch in my skin. Growing up in the desert in Arizona, I can't help but touch and feel cactus to see if they are sharp, soft, etc. Cacti have such a variety of textures.