Mowgli's obsession came about a couple years ago when we passed by this home with a huge collection of cacti. He begged and begged to drive by periodically thus adding up quite a collection of blurry videos that he insisted on making me watch... for months. He seemed content but that all changed the day he helped me pot some plants, whereupon he discovered the extensive cactus collection at our local Lowe's. Mowgli is now a mini Cacti scientist. Deliberately testing the firmness of the bristles with tools, prodding smooth succulents and pretending to stick himself and acting out the whole ordeal. He makes me laugh as he completely terrifies and enthralls himself with this prickly obsession. Each week, includes a trip to the local nursery, where he is beginning to branch out but he may never leave his first love of desert loving plants.
JEN DEWEY IS AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING IN SOUTHERN LOUISIANA.