Springtime in the Rockies

by Rosemary
(Hotchkiss, CO (US))

red cactus flowers

red cactus flowers

red cactus flowers
hey, those are mine!
pretty pizza
paint it then eat it

Living at 5,600' on the high desert of western Colorado would make you believe there is not an abundance of edible plants, oh but that is not true. The desert is alive with many lovely plants and many are useful and edible. I must admit springtime in the Rockies is my favorite. The cactus blooms are late this year, but no less welcome. I currently use the cactus flowers to embellish a meal, in this case making a sauteed cat tail and pepper pizza even prettier. I'm an artist, so I love painting the cactus as well as enjoying their culinary delightfulness.

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Jun 17, 2014
beautiful cactus flowers
by: elsie

I think the flowers of cacti are hard to beat, and their fruit is so sweet and decorative. I know the Hotchkiss area (sure miss the fragrance of ripe peaches in the orchards!) having lived next door in Cedaredge. There is an abundance of fruit there which can fill one's yard and fences as well as being a great climate for potatoes, chiles, sweet corn,all handsome plants to work into the landscape.

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