Where the hell is Rocky Mount?
💚Found today in Pasadena. Cochineal is a a scale insect from which the natural dye carmine is derived. This insect is a parasite of cacti in the genus opuntia.
#cochineal #cochinealdye #carmine #opuntia
introduced in California in 1848 as an ornamental plant was later used in the 1930’s for erosion control. Now classified as invasive. #spanishbroom
I didn’t properly orient this guy in the move and the sun really did a number. I’m glad to see it doing what plants do best and adapting to its new home. 🌼⛏🌼⛏🌼
a great weekend with greater friends above the clouds ☁️