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Santa Ritas with snow

Linda Sparks

Green Valley, United States

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These “paddle cactus” are a mutant of the common opuntia growing in many deserts. This mutant, which is indigenous to the Sonoran desert surrounding the Santa Rita mountain range and thus have been dubbed “Santa Rita prickly pear.” They are naturally shades of purple and green, but as cold weather descends on the desert, their hues become more striking. This winter we’ve had four days of 17 degree weather, turning the Santa Rita vivid. Last night the first measurable snow in five years coated my yard, so I braved the weather to catch some of it digitally. (Other than sharpening and brightening, no photoshop has been done.)

These are used extensively as ornamentals in landscaping and this one is growing in my front yard

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