Amazing things, cacti. Where a human would die for lack of water, some living things can thrive and grow to enormous sizes.
Some people flourish in one set of circumstances where others are overwhelmed and drown or wither and shrivel up in a situation that isn’t right for them. Take a beautiful saguaro and put it in a rain forest, and you’re not doing it any favors. Same for a lush tropical fern if you put it in the desert.
Thing is, the cactus, being a plant, doesn’t try to force the fern into its own comfort zone. And the fern is just as happy to let the cactus be a cactus. Kind of a nice way to veg out, if you think about it.
All depends what you’re built for, I guess.
This image is from my new gallery, Paintings — check it out here when you get a chance.