Day 127: Courting Cacti

Courting Cacti!

More than simply succulents are growing in this garden…love is blooming too! Do plants love? I think the answer is yes! Mr. Moustache offers a flower to his senorita, who blushes and turns coyly. This original, hand-carved linocut is printed on to 5×7 cardstock. I showed it to Rob who said “Aww, that’s sweet! I bet he’s saying ‘promise I won’t be a prick!'”, which made me giggle quite a lot. I got a late start on this one and am a little tired, so I’m cutting this post short. Hope you’re having a fabulous Friday night, everyone!

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6 thoughts on “Day 127: Courting Cacti

  1. Stacey says:

    This instantly made me think of this super cute song from the Juno soundtrack by Kimya Dawson called “Tree Hugger”.

    The flower said, “I wish I was a tree,”
    The tree said, “I wish I could be
    A different kind of tree,
    The cat wished that it was a bee,
    The turtle wished that it could fly
    Really high into the sky,
    Over rooftops and then dive
    Deep into the sea.

    And in the sea there is a fish,
    A fish that has a secret wish,
    A wish to be a big cactus
    With a pink flower on it.
    And in the sea there is a fish,
    A fish that has a secret wish,
    A wish to be a big cactus
    With a pink flower on it.

    And the flower
    Would be its offering
    Of love to the desert.
    And the desert,
    So dry and lonely,
    That the creatures all
    Appreciate the effort.

    And the rattlesnake said,
    “I wish I had hands so
    I could hug you like a man.”
    And then the cactus said,
    “Don’t you understand,
    My skin is covered with sharp spikes
    That’ll stab you like a thousand knives.
    A hug would be nice,
    But hug my flower with your eyes.”

    The flower said, “I wish I was a tree,”
    The tree said, “I wish I could be
    A different kind of tree,
    The cat wished that it was a bee,
    The turtle wished that it could fly
    Really high into the sky,
    Over rooftops and then dive
    Deep into the sea.

    And in the sea there is a fish,
    A fish that has a secret wish,
    A wish to be a big cactus
    With a pink flower on it.
    And in the sea there is a fish,
    A fish that has a secret wish,
    A wish to be a big cactus
    With a pink flower on it.

    And the flower
    Would be its offering
    Of love to the desert.
    And the desert,
    So dry and lonely,
    That the creatures all
    Appreciate the effort.

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