Opuntia cactus with comedy and tragedy masks

Garden scene with carved opuntia

I’m sharing these pictures of an unusual but treasured treat – a smooth prickly pear (opuntia cactus) hand-carved with the three faces of comedy and tragedy. The giver of this gift, the sweet-natured, wise Greg Grant, carved a rather blithe-looking face (or perhaps it’s expressing wonder?) on the middle pad that reminds me of this ancient theatre mask on Wikipedia. Continue reading “Opuntia cactus with comedy and tragedy masks”