The Attach Of Jumping Cholla   9 comments

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Milagrosa Loop-9074 blogRemoving Cholla Spines — Images by kenne

Jumping Cholla

When it happens,
You swear it just
Jumped at you.

The trail is clear,
Not a lot of brush
Or cactus nearby,

And it happens –
The attach of the
Jumping cholla.

Cholla spines
Penetrate your hand,
Disbelief succumbing to pain.

Inexperienced hikers
Ponder what to do
Hoping not to make

A bad situation worse.
Experienced hikers
Are ready with a comb.

Prepared hikers.
Like a good scout,
Also have ointment handy.

Cactus spines are
Experience builders –
“Spine me once . . .”

— kenne

9 responses to “The Attach Of Jumping Cholla

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  1. OMG Yes I know this plant all too well 😦 poor JT would hobble over to me and raise her paw for me to remove then when we were out tenting two winters in AZ OUCH

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  2. You know life is all about timing. If you had stopped by my blog earlier we would have known better! 🙂

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  3. Very nice, Kenne!

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    dwgranger@comcast.net
  4. Been there, done that!

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