Thursday, December 19, 2013

Prickly Pear


A beautiful old specimen on someone's yard at São João do Estoril

22 comments:

Dina said...

What?! Sabras can actually have a trunk and be up off the ground??

Arija said...

They do look lovely and their fruit has medicinal properties but here in Australia they are a copious weed.

Kate said...

An abundance of leaves!

Margaret said...

When we lived in Spain, I brought home an entire bag of prickly pears to snack on. (They were selling them real cheap.)

Sharon said...

Ahhhh…a very familiar sight! This is a really nice big one.

TexWisGirl said...

VERY old!

Dave said...

lovely composition on this shot JM, Superb lighting as usual

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful!! A great capture for the day, JM! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a very Merry Christmas!!
Sylvia

William Kendall said...

The kind of tree I've never seen myself. Looks quite different!

Karl Demetz said...

Really a beauty!

Laura. M said...

Estupendo ejemplar.
JM Te deseo una buena Navidad:))
Un abrazo

RedPat said...

It looks so old, JM!

Lowell said...

Greetings Jose!

We have prickly pears here in Ocala but I've never seen one that looked like this! Beautiful photo, too!

I'm posting sporadically for a time. But want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

Babzy said...

beautiful one :)

Stickup Artist said...

Oh yes, that absolutely is a beautiful specimen. I don't think I've ever seen one like that with a trunk like a tree!

Jack said...

I can't remember ever seeing a tree like this one. Marvelous!

Randy said...

That's a nice one!

Bob Crowe said...

I've never seen one so big. We will be visiting Dave and Julie in Arizona in April. Maybe they can show us some good examples.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I really like the way they pruned this. Don't believe I've seen a prickly pear tree before.

VP said...

This plant is huge and in perfect conditions!

orvokki said...

Lovely. We don't have anything like this.

bailey-road.com said...

It does look like an old, well cared for specimen. Lovely shot.