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Barrel Cactus Blooming Season   7 comments

Several Barrel Cactus Beginning to Bloom (August 20, 2022) — Images Taken On  his Morning’s Walk by kenne 

Buds and Blossoms   1 comment

Barrel Cactus Buds and Blossoms — Image by kenne

A Fallen Barrel Cactus   2 comments

Fallen Barrel Cactus-72.jpgBarrel Cactus In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Laying on its side
Overcome by its own weight
Blooms for the future.

— kenne

Barrel Cactus — Photo-Artistry   1 comment

barrel cactus-art-72Barrel Cactus — Photo-Artistry by kenne


A Late Summer Bloomer   Leave a comment

Barrel Cactus Blossoms-0443 blogBarrel Cactus Blossoms — kenne

A late summer bloomer
You know it’s September days
When the barrel cactus blooms.

— kenne

Barrel Cactus Are Starting Bloom   Leave a comment

Barrel Cactus are Starting to Bloom in Sabino Canyon (August 3, 2015) — Images by kenne

A Barrel Cactus Protected For The Winter   Leave a comment

Poudre River Wildflowers (1 of 1)-4 blogI live in the Sonoran Desert where cacti are abundant.
But I photographed this little guy alone the Poudre River, northwest of Ft. Collins, Colorado.
This cactus looks like some type of barrel cactus. (September 14, 2014)
— Image by kenne

Barrel Cactus Blossom Gallery Closeup   Leave a comment

Bear Cactus Bloosom (1 of 1) blogBarrel Cactus Blossom Gallery Closeup — Image by kenne

Desert gallery

For the August calendar

Is not wall flower.

— kenne



Winter Is The Time To Harvest Barrel Cactus Fruit   3 comments

Saguzro Cactus January 27, 2014-9648-2_art blogBarrel Cactus Fruit — Computer Painting by kenne (Click here to learn about eating barrel cactus fruit.)

“Ah yes, the ancient cactus fruit.”

— Rango

Barrel Cactus Abstract Art   2 comments

Tanuri Ridge Flowers Auguat 2013-7791 Barrel Cactus paint filter Liquify framed blogBarrel Cactus Abstract — Image by kenne

Tanuri Ridge Flowers Auguat 2013-7791 Barrel Cactus blogBarrel Cactus — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Barrel Cactus Blossoms   10 comments

Barrel Cactus Blossoms — Images by kenne

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. 

— Henri Matisse 

Capturing The Moment — A Fall Surprise   5 comments

Barrel Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

In this dry fall, I was surprised to find this fresh blossom on a barrel cactus.


Capturing The Moment — Fallen Barrel Cactus   Leave a comment

Barrel Cactus — Image taken along the Esperero Trail in the Santa Catalina mountains by kenne

This is a common site in the Sonoran Desert. Mature barrel cactus can grow to over three feet and weigh several hundred pounds. They do take on a lot of water, but that they have a shallow root system and tend to lean toward the should can result in the leaning weight become too much for the root system to hold it upright. 


A Nurse Tree By Any Other Name   2 comments

A Young Saguaro Cactus Has A Barrel Cactus As A Nurse Tree — Image by kenne

The Sonoran desert is the home of saguaro cacti. Often, for young saguaros to survive, they are located near another faster-growing tree that shelters the slower-growing plant by providing shade, shelter from the wind and sun, or protection from animals that may feed on the young plant. Such a plant is called a nurse tree. In the Sonoran desert, such trees are usually Palo Verde, Ironwood, or mesquite trees, which explains why young saguaros are often seen near trees. It is therefore unusual that a young saguaro would have a barrel cactus as its nurse tree. Let’s hope this quirk of nature works for both since both will be competing for resources, possibly hastening the death of the young slow-growing saguaro.


Saguaro Cactus That Have Out-Lived Their Nurse Tree — Image by kenne

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