Cacti in Minnesota? You betcha!

Prickly pear cactus is native to a small area in southwestern Minnesota. This stand is growing right outside my parents’ front door. Blue Mounds State Park has prickly pears growing throughout the park. I was too early to see them bloom this year.

Even more rain is rolling in tonight. The forecast is for 1″ – 2″ tonight, and then decent weather tomorrow. Perhaps this will start drying out. I’ve had 7.7″ of rain this month already. That’s close to 4″ above “normal”.

Even though it was a quick trip, it was nice to get away for the weekend. I think the last time I had a weekend away from home, excluding Lucy’s hospitalizations, was in August.

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. Dawn Valley is having an open house and hosting a Memorial Day service. Please remember why Memorial Day occurs, and as always, give your loved ones some extra attention tomorrow.

Prickly pear cactus

Almost ready to bloom!

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