While we are waiting here in Chihuahua, it's been fun to see some of the different things that grow and live in the desert. One of these things is a horned lizard, or as it's commonly called here, the horny toad! Probably because it resembles a toad when small, like the one I'm holding in the picture.
This is a cholla cactus it gets pretty big, and looks like a mini tree almost.
When ever I see this one I always think this is a giant aloe vera plant, but actually it's called Agava.
This is a nopal cactus, sometimes called a prickly pear, because the fruit it produces look like prickly purple pears. I've also hear that if there is a major drought ranchers can burn their fields to get rid of the prickers, so their cattle can eat the fleshy part.
Here is one without prickers:)
As I see these things, it makes me so thankful that the Lord created such a variety of life, thats not only fun to discover but has so many different uses.