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Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's a Happy Cactus Monday!

While walking Doozey this morning I passed the chopped down Prickly Pear...and this first pic shows how much trunk was left. I felt compelled to walk up and see what was happening as far as any new growth, and look what I found!

Some new growth!!! I am so happy...soon it will be a giant tree again, because it is a fighter! It really is a happy Cactus Monday!

23 comments:

Tootsie said...

wooo hooo!!! all hope is not lost!

marianne said...

What a symbol of hope!

Happy cactus Monday! I have a surprise for you on my blog

Margaret Ann said...

OMG!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!It is so amazing how Nature takes care of her own!!!! Beautiful!!!! HCM fellow cacuteer! :)

deepazartz said...

So beautiful to see life spring up!!! A ray of hope:)

HCM!

Claude said...

cool! It'll happen fairly quickly...(well, quickly for a cactus!) It has that huge root system in place to support new growth... how are the pads that you and your mother saved? Anything yet?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh my gosh. It is a fighter. The poor thing. I hope the owners grow to appreciate it too.

soulbrush said...

isn't mother nature just the best? this has truly picked me up today. thanks and happy cm fellow cactuteer.

Diane C. said...

How wonderful, such a pretty sight! You're right, that prickly pear is a fighter. :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Loved your post! Thanks for sharing!

Teri C said...

Good job on investigating Julie! That is really a huge one.
And a survivor!!

HCM

Aiyana said...

I wonder if the folks that chopped it down wanted it to start over. I've never seen this type of pruning before--all the ones I've seen made sure the whole thing was out--just to prevent resprouting.
Aiyana

Florida Sue said...

Nature always finds a way doesn't she? Say hi to sweet Doozey for me.

yoon see said...

Hi Julie, I can share your happiness here.
She is strong and already now with a few new growth.
I am sure by timing she will be a wonderful healthy giant tree again.
We pray for her coming back.
Great sound of music to cherish the past sweet memories and to look up for the future that she is a real fighter.
Lovely! Splendid! Ha..Ha..
Happy cactus Monday Julie:)

Julie said...

Thanks all!

Claude- I was at my Moms house tonight and she has about 4 pads just laying on her patio that she has not planted yet. Mine is doing fine in the front garden area...just waiting for any growth on it...but it is busy making roots right now, I'm sure! The minute I see anything,I will grab the camera and post, for sure!

Pudgeduck said...

Happy Cactus Monday!! I'm glad it is growing!

Lynn said...

some life just insists on continuing. beautiful find here.

Serena said...

I'm glad it's fighting back! :)

soulbrush said...

there's an award on my blog for you today.

walk2write said...

Thanks for the spirit lifter, Julie. It's a sign of hope for sure, and it's bound to be beautiful once more.

Tootsie said...

thanks for the visit!!! I hope you are doing well.

Bethany said...

Oh such good news!
How cool is that? Must've made you very happy.
I love how plants recover and persevere. Love your blog. Thanks for finding me. It was so fun to wake up this morning to all your great blog comments.

Green thumb said...

Well, hope is what keeps us all going. A very Happy Cactus Monday and the rest of the week ahead.

Dee said...

Whooo-hooooo! Mother Nature triumphs!