Archive for the ‘Saguaro Blossom’ Category

Springtime In The Sonoran Desert   4 comments

Springtime In The Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

This saguaro has grown under the protection of a mesquite tree serving as a nurse tree.
This spring the cactus is loaded with flower buds, many of which a beginning to bloom.

— kenne

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

A crown of beauty

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms

Nectar for the doves.

— kenne

The Early Bird Gets The Nectar   Leave a comment

“The Early Bird Gets the Nectar” (White-winged Dove on Saguaro Cactus Buds) — Image by kenne

In April, the budding of saguaros is followed by the return of white-winged doves from Mexico who love the nectar in
the saguaro blossoms. This image captures a white-winged dove atop buds soon to blossom — another take on
“The early bird gets the worm.”

— kenne

Saguaro Blossoms Art   Leave a comment

Saguaro Blossoms-art-72Saguaro Blossoms — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The lucky saguaro
survives the desert heat,
outliving the nurse plant
not knowing of its feat.

The patient saguaro
looks skyward at all hours,
until at age fifty
it produces first flowers.

— from The Mighty Saguaro by Debbie Emery

Saguaro Blossoms   Leave a comment

Casa Grande RuinsSaguaro Blossoms — Image by kenne

As we enter mid-May, Saguaro cactus blossoms are popping out all over.

— kenne

Mockingbird On Saguaro Blossom   1 comment

Mockingbird On Saguaro Blossom-72Mockingbird On Saguaro Blossom — Image by kenne

Behind every experience is a meaning — don’t miss it!

— kenne

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionSaguaro Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

Arizona’s state flower, the saguaro blossom, has a strong overripe melons smell, but I’m not going to get close enough to check it out — will leave that to the experts. Like a lot of cactus flowers, they are short-lived, blooming at night and often closed within 24 hours. During the night the flowers are pollinated by the lesser long-nosed bat and the Mexican long-tongued bat. During the daytime the flowers are pollinated by bees and birds such as the white-winged dove.

— kenne

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Sabino Canyon WalkSaguaro Blossoms — Image by kenne

Saguaro blossoms
The signature desert plant
Sonoran symbol.

— kenne

Saguaro In Bloom   3 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionSaguaro In Bloom — Image by kenne

It’s that time of year
Saguaro buds are popping
A desert in bloom.

— kenne

Quiver With The Same Music.   4 comments

Saguaron Blossom (1 of 1)-2 blog“Saguaro and Ocotillo Salad” — Image by kenne

Sing and dance together and be joyous,

but let each one of you be alone,

even as the strings of a lute are alone

though they quiver with the same music.

— Kahlil Gibran

 

September Bride   2 comments

Saguaro cactus (1 of 1) blogA blooming saguaro cactus in Sabino Canyon (September 4, 2015) — Image by kenne
Saguaro cacti usually bloom in May and June, not September —

“September Bride”

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