They Rounded Us Up


  1. shiva said,

    30 May 2008 at 18:22

    Reminds me of the cactus-people in China Mieville’s novels (particularly Perdido Street Station and Iron Council

  2. Suzanne said,

    30 May 2008 at 8:26

    So is it a retirement home for old cacti?

  3. 30 May 2008 at 5:35

    […] The previous owners has neglected to remove some of their plants from this area, predominantly “cacti.” They were a dull grey, with lots of prickles but otherwise quite unremarkable, apart from the […]

  4. 29 May 2008 at 20:35

    Andrea, I’ve tagged you, play if you wish.

  5. Maddy said,

    29 May 2008 at 13:02

    Not for the faint hearted!

  6. 29 May 2008 at 9:05

    “They took all the trees and put em in a tree museum….”

  7. 29 May 2008 at 5:53

    When we had cacti in the flower shop, they were very tricky to transport and they were only a few inches high, they were top heavy, these look like a challenge. I hope they make the transplantation (although I suppose they must have to be pretty robust plants in the first place)

  8. Do'C said,

    29 May 2008 at 5:52

    Not just a few birds either.

    I hear that have something to do with the bat population too (good mosquito control?), but I haven’t confirmed that.

  9. 29 May 2008 at 4:57


    “will all the cacti find a home?”
    (David Bowie, Eight Line Poem)

    Seems like they get a home found for them….

  10. qw88nb88 said,

    29 May 2008 at 4:55

    (A saguaro cactus must be 75-100 years old to have “arms” of this size; they function like trees in their ecosystems, as evidenced by the birds’ nest holes in the trunks. When land in the southwestern U.S. is developed, these old desert plants must be dug up and replanted.)

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