Little Bear's Adventure's
Close Call in the Garden
I've climbed around on lots of cactus in Texas. This garden in Monterey had lots of different plants with thorns and prickles. Dangerous.
I avoided the big, sharp point at the top of this succulent.
What is this anyway? Agave? I don't know. It's not a cactus, because it has leaves. I know just about that much.
I don't weight very much, so these prickles didn't bother me.
Beth said the prickles and my fur were just like Velcro... working together.
There was a breeze, but I didn't fall off. I'm glad I have fur or this would have been an itchy place to sit.
Who knows what this plant is? I just know that I enjoyed the smooth, slippery green surface!
I begged Beth to lift the leaf tip a bit so I could use it like a slide.
She refused. She said I'd tumble off and I would be very hard to find.
Not So Comfy
I didn't love this one.
It was like sitting on some kind of backwards pincushion... or riding on a porcupine's back. Not fun.
Suddenly Beth spotted a big Century Plant that made her get all sentimental for some reason. She said it reminded her of being 10 and eating taffy.
She said she first remembered seeing plants like this, when she moved to Florida as a kid. The leaves always reminded her of one of her favorite treats. Flat taffy. I didn't get it.
Sitting on the Century Plant
So she put me on the top of a thick, curling, ribbon-like leaf. I could have used it like a slide, but I didn't get a chance.
Beth stepped further back and took this photo, just as a gust of wind invaded. She pulled the camera back and said, "Where is he?" The ground below was dense with growth. She had no clue where to begin looking. Luckily Don had been watching and knew which direction I'd fallen.
No More Poses
After a stressful few minutes of searching, I was scooped up and placed back in the camera bag.
I heard Beth tell Don that there were so many more photo ops that she'd have to pass on.
Sometimes I'm happy to get back in that camera bag!
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