Geocaching in Tucson : schlumping cactus laying down on the job


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geocaching, barrel schluming over a rock, photo by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved, CactusDreams.comThere’s a cool barrel cactus schlumping over a wall at GC5MAPK (easy find if you’re in North Tucson!). I loved the way it reminded me of Oscar the Grouch so I played around with it in photoshop, making it go psychedelic.

The neon cactus turned out to be this wild intersection of geocaching and imagination. I made a couple cards with it, naming one card Cactus Dreams. My Zazzle and Amazon stores were called Cactus Catz up until then. Once I created the t-shirt on Merch Amazon, I renamed both stores to Cactus Dreams.

Now this month, MerchAmazon has opened up selling our t-shirt designs on UK Amazon and DE Amazon. I could only sell them in the USA before. They want me to write German for the DE Amazon site but I don’t know German. I really hope they don’t mind. I am so excited about being able to sell in three countries.

cactus dreams t-shirt from the barrel cactus seen while geocaching, designed by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved, cactusdreams.comThe t-shirt “Cactus Dreams” captures the perfect crossroads where reality meets your dreams. Sure going for your dreams can get prickly now and again but it’s like entering OZ when you get there. Life bursts into technicolor. I hope my t-shirt Cactus Dreams fires your imagination too.

This post also appeared on instagram @cactus_catz . Note: I have backdated this entry as I am putting all my geocaching instagram posts on Cactus Dreams so am catching up to where I am today.


US Amazon : Found it! series 1 geocaching t-shirt

UK Amazon : Found it! series #1 geocaching t-shirt on UK Amazon

DE Amazon : Found it! series #1 geocaching t-shirt on DE Amazon


The t-shirt is the first in a series I am starting, inspired by my experiences in geocaching.

I have also created several lists of other geocaching t-shirts by other designers.

10 Cool Geocaching T-shirts series Part 1 : Zazzle

10 Cool Geocaching T-shirts series Part 2 : Amazon

10 Cool Geocaching T-shirts series Part 3 : TeePublic



I am the designer/creator of the t-shirt Amazon pays me a royalty if you buy the shirt. Yay! I am also an Amazon affiliate on the US site. Amazon disclosure: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.” My being an affiliate does not affect your pricing. The price remains the same whether you use an affiliate link or go directly to Amazon by yourself.





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