30 Days of New Foods: Day 24: Cactus Pear

This is one of these fruits that I would have been better introduced to by a trusted friend while it’s at the peak of ripeness. It really wasn’t as sweet as I hoped and the seeds were rather unpleasant.


Playing with a flower

I found a perfect magnolia blossom on the ground in front of my neighbor’s house, and decided to play with it like a child might play with a toy. First I drew all over on petal with colored pens, then I pried it open to reveal its fascinating center. I took pictures along the way.


Perfect blossom

Pen changes color the longer it has been on the flower

Adding color

Smearing, scribbling

What’s inside?


Nifty center

Pretty flower