I took this photo on a Christmas Day hike along the Powerline Trail in the hills above Thousand Oaks, CA. It was opuntia heaven up there let me tell you! This pad stood out though, for it's unusual shape...
It looks as though the pad grew around a flower bud or the base of a yet-to-form fruit. This sighting kind of reminded me of the way a tree can slowly envelop an object, like a fence built too close.
Weather Diary, Feb 11: Hi 44, Low 33/ Precip trace
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