Walking through a trail in Air Force Academy in Colorado, I found a cactus !!

A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses or cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae. Their distinctive appearance is a result of adaptations to conserve water in dry and/or hot environments. In most species, the stem has evolved to become photosynthetic and succulent, while the leaves have evolved into spines. Many species are used for ornamental plants, and some are also grown for fodder, forage, fruits, cochineal, and other uses. [Text from: Wikipedia]

Gothic View From Inside Of Clark Tower Winterset Iowa

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This view is captured from inside the Clark Tower and was edited to have a Gothic look.

Clark Tower is a castle-like limestone tower located in Winterset City Park in Winterset, Iowa, USA. It was erected in 1926, on the eightieth anniversary of the founding of Madison County, in memory of Caleb Clark, a stonemason who was the first white settler of Madison County, and his wife Ruth Clanton Clark. The tower stands at a height of 25 feet.