Instead of leaves, most cacti have spines or scales (which are modified leaves). These spines and scales do not lose water through evaporation (unlike regular leaves, which lose a lot of water). The spines protect the cactus from predators (animals that would like to eat the cactus to obtain food and/or water).
I like the lines in this cactus plant that is behind our RV at Amarillo Ranch RV. By the way, those thorns or thistles really hurt when they penetrate human skin. OUCH!
Then there is this mystery plant with cool geometrical lines.
This Chinese Lantern caught my attention at the Amarillo Botanical Garden.
So I got a closer look.
Then I remembered to change my POV (point of view). I looked up.
I am glad I did. And finally, I leave you with this mystery duck.
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