The final day for Becky’s Spiky March Squares. This month she would like to see anything spiky, jagged, bristly, serrated, prickly or barbed in whatever interpretation you like. If you haven’t already joined in now is the last time. Post one image or thirty-one images. The only rule: they must be a square.
Alluaudia procera (Madagascar Ocotillo)
I am finishing this challenge with one of the spiniest trees I have ever seen (Sydney Botanic Garden). It is a spiny and scarcely branched or occasionally columnar, small succulent tree up to 50 feet (15 m). The habitat of this tree is threatened by clearing for sisal fibre plantations and grazing by Zebu cattle and Mohair goats belonging to the local people. Older trees are often cut down and made into charcoal for cooking with.
18 thoughts on “Spiky Squares”
Ouch, ouch, ouch – that looks fierce! I’ve enjoyed all your nature/floral spikes this month – who know that nature was quite so spiky? 🙂
And another triple ouch from me!!
It’s not one to be climbing up!
Who knew I had so many photos of spiky plants! I didn’t!
It’s amazing what you find when you start looking with a particular idea in mind. 🙂
Wow this is one scary tree, no climbing this in a hurry!! The leaves look like counters though, I can imagine a spiky fairy coming along and adding them!!!
And thank you so much Jude for being such an amazing spiky squarer. Not only have you shared a full month again, but you’ve been with me since the beginning 😊
I think you are trying to wear me out Becky!
Just wait until I turn up on your doorstep!!
I can’t believe some animals actually EAT it!
Ouch indeed – yikes! 🙂
Wow! Don’t dare touch! I’ve enjoyed these posts. What’s next for April? Anything soft?
April will return to weekly posts of seasonal flowers, maybe more if I have a lot 🙂
This one is a beauty to finish with!
The spikiest left to the last.
Scary spikes! Your choices have been wonderful all month.
Thank you Anabel, it has been a lot of fun choosing what to post.
Bizarrely beautiful 🙂 🙂