We usually expect cactus plants to be spiky, scratchy, prickly, angular — and so they are. But that’s not all they are. Look at these several round specimens of various cacti — Who knew that so many kinds of cactus grew in nearly perfect circles! There’s this:
and even saguaros, which are tall and have branched arms (and are the iconic symbol of the Sonoran desert), bear circular flowers when they bloom once-a-year.
(Although these are an artist’s enameled rendering, because I can’t fly up for the bird’s-eye-view necessary to photograph the blooms at the tips of the central arm.)
Makes me wonder what other things might still be just as advertised, and yet offer other, different possibilities —- Hmmmmmmm???