Snapshots: Hidden Treasures at the Prickly Pear Cactus

Sometimes in life you just need to stop and smell the prickly pears. It’s the right time in Sardinia to do just that, because you never know what hidden treasures you might find.

Photobombed by a busy bee on the left, as I concentrated on the one sucking pollen from this lovely yellow prickly pear flower.

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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7 Responses to Snapshots: Hidden Treasures at the Prickly Pear Cactus

  1. Rosemarie Kleinberg says:

    Hi Jennifer

    Love this photo and Prickly Pears! Hope you and your hubby are doing well! Have a beautiful day and May God Bless!
    Love & hugs,
    Rosemarie

    • Hi Rosemarie, thank you. It is a fun photo and I enjoyed watching the bees do their business. We are doing fabulous, thank you and I hope you and yours are also keeping well. Kind regards. 🙂

  2. Kathleen Konarew says:

    I imagine the Sardinians must use the prickly pear. I often see it growing on some small farms here (Australia), on the edges only. It seems a ‘European’ plant. Do you have some background?

    • Yes, it’s a very sought after fruit in the summer. My husband loves it, I don’t like it very much, I can’t get over all the sees within the fruit. There are a lot of prickly pears around Sardinia.

  3. Very interesting; while waiting on this post to open, I searched my computer for ‘bees.’ I looked at four or five photos of bees and studied the bees, decided against painting them as ‘fly ins’ on a painting I’m working on, then went back to your post.. and there… were… more.. bees…..

    Perhaps it’s an omen that they do indeed belong in this painting!

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