The Twelve Days of Cactus (2)

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Several years ago, I posted the first version of  my “Twelve Days of Cactus” on GGW. This is an updated (and I hope improved) version that has a corresponding YouTube video complete with music. The “first day” of both is the same—that dove in a prickly pear tree is just too good not to use again. Now, see if you don’t agree the other 11 are even better than before. Enjoy!

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On the First Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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On the Second Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the Third Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the Fourth Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…three flowers open, two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the Fifth Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…four ladies dancing, three flowers open, two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the Sixth Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…five golden barrels, four ladies dancing, three flowers open, two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the Seventh Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…six impaled presents, five golden barrels, four ladies dancing, three flowers open, two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the Eighth Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…seven shining ceroids, six impaled presents, five golden barrels, four ladies dancing, three flowers open, two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the Ninth Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…eight ripened fruit, seven shining ceroids, six impaled presents, five golden barrels, four ladies dancing, three flowers open, two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the tenth day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…nine notocactus, eight ripened fruit, seven shining ceroids, six impaled presents, five golden barrels, four ladies dancing, three flowers open, two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the Eleventh Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…ten buds ablooming, nine notocactus, eight ripened fruit, seven shining ceroids, six impaled presents, five golden barrels, four ladies dancing, three flowers open, two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree. On the Twelfth Day of Cactus, my true love gave to me…

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…eleven purple paddles, ten buds ablooming, nine notocactus, eight ripened fruit, seven shining ceroids, six impaled presents, five golden barrels, four ladies dancing, three flowers open, two yellow moons, and a dove in a prickly pear tree.

May you have the happiest of holidays! ~ Debra

Debra Lee Baldwin
Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified, all Timber Press bestsellers. Her goal is to enhance others' enjoyment and awareness of waterwise plants and gardens by showcasing the beauty and design potential of succulents via books, articles, newsletters, photos, videos, social media and more. Debra and husband Jeff live in the foothills north of San Diego. She grew up in Southern California on an avocado ranch, speaks conversational Spanish, and at age 18 graduated magna cum laude from USIU with a degree in English Literature. Her hobbies include thrifting, birding and watercolor painting. Debra's YouTube channel has had over 3,000,000 views.
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Ross Construction Services Essex Ltd January 16, 2017, 2:49 pm

Fantastic. Who would have thought there was so much variety when it comes to cactus.

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