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Kiss A Cactus! (Steve Begins New Year With Cactus Kiss - January 2, 2008)

Manitou Cactus Shop It was January 2, 2008, and I was visiting Manitou Springs, Colorado, Colorado with friends. Being the cactus enthusiast that I am, I suggested we stop by the Manitou Cactus Shop (located on lower Ruxton Avenue) to see the retail cactus collection.

Adjacent is a photo of "Kansas Kelly" holding a cactus with Lars (a professional photographer) snapping a picture. :)

Cacti Cacti They really do have a nice array of cacti and succulents.

You can see a previous pictorial from a visit in March 2007: Manitou Cactus Shop.

Cactus Kiss There it is! I kissed that cactus baby! YAY!

The official name of the cactus is called Pilosocereus Magnificus.

Oh and yes, my lips really did touch that cactus. I pushed my lips up against it a few times and while I'll admit that it definitely hurt, it was worth it. You can view an earlier created page about this occasional activity of mine here:
Cactus Kissing Page.

Cactus Cactus Two more photos of this particular cactus.

-Photos and commentary submitted by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. His web site is

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