I don’t have a lot of time to write this morning but, my cactus is dying. There are holes in it and I don’t know why. I am still very much learning the ways of Arizona gardening and have never before owned cacti in my adult life so some setbacks are to be expected. This cactus is not doing well but, it is good for photographs. The wound sites on the cactus provide an interesting study of plant injury and decay. Since we are still in the season of decay and honoring the dead I’m going to post these. I can see the beauty in this decay. Even in death this is living thing is still exquisite.