A couple of decades ago we bought a house that had a whole fence line and two large beds planted in prickly pair cactus! Even knowing that all you have to do is stick a pod of that stuff in dirt and it will root, be plentiful and multiply; we still cut it all down and threw it away.
Not two weeks after completing that painful (literally) task, we were in a nursery and saw what new cactus plants sold for. We probably threw away $10,000 worth of cactus ...
Not to mention the fruit, the pulp of which can be used to make a tasty margarita.
I photograph things to see what things look like photographed.
- Garry Winogrand