Ain’t Nuthin in Texas That Growed What Don’t Got Thorns On It


It’s hard to see, but the bush in front with the two inch thorns and tiny green leaves is called the Thornbush, or the Crown of Christ. Go figure. Behind that is the Prickly Pear cactus with inch and a half thorns every inch. Behind that is a creosote bush, I think. It’s got needle-sharp, half inch thorns every half inch that make a rose bush look like an Easter Lilly. Behind all that is razor grass and cockle burrs. Not to mention the barb wire fence, this is one hundred feet from my front door, with fire ants in between. Rattlesnakes and tarantulas are a given.

The good news is that on this side of the barb wire is wild grass, a gravel road and shotguns.

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