It's that time of year. It's when rather nasty, prickly plants provide food and beauty.
When we get a nice, wet spring, we get lots of berries. I'm in competition with the birds, deer and rabbits to get to them. Gathering enough for a pie requires gloves. Just picking one or two for snacking can be done with a steady hand.
I'm surprise Disney hasn't come up with an evil queen with this name.
Beautiful and evil, all at the same time.
Prickly Pear Cactus in bloom.
Each bloom produces a fruit that is made into jelly. Not by me though, wwwaaaayyyy too much painful work for a not-very-tasty jelly.