On the old crate: a shot for this meme.
The other afternoon I was trying to take photos of an Aloe elgonica and its new little bloomstalk [ay caramba, what a disaster — remind me never to attempt a Bloom Day post] when I spotted this jumble. I meant to photograph only the tephrocacus segments but wound up with a bit more. (Slightly less blurry than the aloe, yay!)
The plant tag is from fellow Gates club member Rob Roy MacGregor (club meeting tonight, plants will be sold, note to self: take cash); the all-metal trowel has been in the family for as long as anyone can remember; the old garden-claw/hand cultivator and transplanter-style trowel were gifts from my sister; and the folding pruning saw is another tool that's been in the family since the Flood. Cactus, plant sales, gardening and fambly, how about that :~)