Fishbook Barrel Cactus also known as the Compass Cactus!
The Fishhook Barrel Cactus is often called the "Compass Cactus", because the larger cacti of this variety tend to lean towards the Southwest. Barrels of this type grow to 2-4 feet in height and there are many in my yard.
In the photos that have been posted, one will see the buds as well as the beautiful flowers of this cactus. Also interesting is the fishhook appearance of the cacti spines, which really do resemble fish hooks. But even more interesting is the Barrel Cactus that I found on my acreage that actually had 6 barrel heads. Rather unbelievable!!!!
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.