A Prickly Conversation
Prickly Pears

A Prickly Conversation

Four Prickly Pears on a bamboo mat
Prickly Pears

“A Prickly Conversation” 

You may know how it feels. You walk up to two or three friends engaged in a conversation. You hesitate, not sure what they are talking about. Maybe they are talking about you. Could be a prickly situation. So you just stand there for a moment, looking around, wondering.

Recently, I bought a few prickly pears to use in another still life composition. They are a funny, odd-looking fruit that comes from a cactus that is native to the desert regions of the American Southwest. While not the least bit anthropomorphic in shape, the more I fooled with these little guys the more human-like they became. They liked to stand upright and looked so serious. And they would lean into each other like they had something important to discuss. I told them they could talk about anything BUT politics.

Do you think this COVID thing is effecting my sanity?

Thanks for indulging me. Stay well and stay safe.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. No, you’re just becoming like the rest of us! Bemused and bewildered by it all. Watch how you treat these prickly fruits. They are a staple on the breakfast table in Sicily and I was enjoying them a lot until another visitor whispered to me that they were a strong laxative and eaten for health reasons. You learn something every day.

    1. We eat most of what I photograph. “Waste not, want not” and all. Tried the prickly. Luckily for me they weren’t very flavorful and the seeds were pesky. Thanks for the heads up.

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