Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Cactus Update!

Off today.
Not going like off! anywhere, just off from work.
Where I've been really busy since it's time for our mid quarter reports and all the kids have been scrambling to make up stuff and turn it in so their grades don't look so bad.
I'm sort of sad cause it's like half the kids are failing.
No really.
Some of them just aren't turning in any work!
I hope the semester ends on a brighter note.
Anyways, just so I didn't end up wasting the whole day like I did yesterday, I took six steps and went to do some cactus maintenance.
One of the soldiers up and went south:

I don't exactly know why, but it might have been some sort of cactus fungus or something.
There were these brown spots that showed up and eventually covered the whole thing.
Sort of like these brown spots here:

I'll have to keep and eyeball on that.
If you squint yer eyeballs you can also see some growth markings on that tall boy, kinda neat.
The good news is that the opuntia is like getting really fat!

Now it's starting to look like a cactus!
Not like that other one next to it, which sort of looks like a hot air balloon.
The cactus that fell off the lanai last year is also doing great:

At first it was sort of turning brown then all of a sudden it began to sprout new, uh, arm thingys.
Now it's all nice and fuzzy again.
Sort of.
I know I keep saying this but I really have to go and transplant some of the other ones I got in them small pots:

Slowly but surely I'm getting them into bigger pots where they seem to do better.
The saguaro is looking good:

It's been like two years and that's what they all look like.
For the most part.
I swear if I live to see them get to one foot, I'll be a happy guy.
Okay, there you go!
Time for me to go and double check the ole grade book, you know, before I send em on in to where ever they go in.
Oh yeah, I have to iron some shirts.
Image and all that.
Dont' you know.


rlove2bike said...

6 steps...Whoaaa there!! Some days I feel the same.

Have you hugged your cactus today? Maybe they need some loving. lol

Thanks for posting,

limom said...

I hugged my cactus once.
I got a prickly sensation.
If you know what I mean.