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Prickly Pear Cacti In Downtown Salida, Colorado (July 2006)

I was walking along F Street in Salida, a city of about 15,000 people in Chaffee County, Colorado, when I spotted a patch of prickly pear cacti along the sidewalk. Look at them!

I know some varieties of cacti grow naturally in the high desert areas of Colorado, but any time I see them, I make a big deal of it. Fortunately I had my camera with me to snap some photos.

A closer photo. A prickly pear cactus.

Photos submitted by Steve Garufi. His Twitter page is: @SteveGarufi.

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