Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Gumby Cactus

I planted this cactus a few years ago next to the wall of my house. This cactus belongs to the Opuntia family (prickly pears). 

It looks so much like Gumby that I call it the Gumby cactus. It also looks like people raising their arms so we could call it "Up With People." 

It is a funny cactus and thin like a credit card.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

on dirait des personnages de cartoon ;o)

it looks like cartoon characters ;o)

mo'ikeha said...

Thank you very much for the 'green' and the 'up mood'!

Sharon said...

A very interesting cactus. I love the unusual varities.

Lois said...

It's pretty! The stalks look very delicate.

Vogon Poet said...

I am with Olivier it looks like out of a cartoon. Beautiful image, incredible green.

glenda said...

Up with people! I like it and agree it does go well. Beautiful bright color.

Jacob said...

It does look like Gumby. Whatever happened to Gumby?

JM said...

This is a great one, it belongs to the genus Opuntia, as the Prickly Pears does.
My cacti keep on blooming, today I was surprised by some beautiful yellow flowers! :-)

asf said...

Wow, beautiful cactus. Your photo did give the looks of it.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

I didn't know Gumby, so I had to look him up on Wikipedia. You're right, this cactus does indeed look like him! I love the contrast in this photo.

henny said...

I call this cacti "Polka(dot)".
I followed Christopher looking Gumby up on WIkipedia :).

Carlos Bentabol said...

beautiful cactus it looks like out of a cartoon

magicpolaroid said...

this cactus is funny but very nice lines!

Keropok Man said...

Yup, does look very gumby!

Does this species flower?
And has it flowered before if it does flower.

I have seen some cactus flower and they look good!

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