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August 28, 2015 (El Cajon) – Robert Gehr snapped this photo of a cactus bloom at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum grounds on Rea Avenue in El Cajon.

"I'm so fascinated by the beautiful blooms produced by these desert plants armored with such dangerous thorns,” Gehr writes. “After the bloom ages and falls off, a 'fruit' forms, then enlarges until it bursts open exposing a bounty of seeds which certain birds enjoy eating."


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