Archive for the ‘cactus blossoms’ Tag

While On My Morning Walk   1 comment

Cactus Blossoms-72Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

Turkey Vultures-72Turkey Vultures Migrating North  — Image by kenne

The other morning we counted over 250 turkey vultures
leaving the Tanque Verde Wash just south of our community.
This time of year hundreds of turkey vultures spend the night in trees along the wash.

— kenne

Look At What Popped Out Over Night   1 comment

This has been an unbelievable spring for cactus blossoms in the Sonoran Desert.

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Cactus Flowers April 27, 2019-6-3-72

Cactus Flowers April 27, 2019--2-72

Cactus Flowers April 27, 2019-72Images by kenne

 

Cactus Blossoms In The Neighborhood — A Photo-Essay   3 comments

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Spring Flowers-3027-72.jpgCactus Blossoms In Tanuri Ridge — Photo-Essay by kenne

 

Spring Yard Flowers Around Our Tucson Home — A Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Late Spring Flowers in the Desert — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

 

Cactus Blossoms — Abstract Art   Leave a comment

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Cactus Blossoms — Abstract Art by kenne

 

 

Barrel Cactus Are Starting Bloom   Leave a comment

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

Capturing The Moment — Cactus Moon Blossoms   Leave a comment

Cactus Flowers (1 of 1)-3 blog framedCactus Moon Flowers — Image by kenne

It’s a cactus moon

You stole from the sky last night,

White cactus blossoms.

— kenne

It’s Not Easy Being Purple   4 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionPurple Prickly Pear Cactus — Image by kenne

It’s not easy being purple
you don’t blend in with
so many other ordinary things
And people tend to stare at you
‘Cause you stand out
Like a sore thumb
next to yellow blossoms.

kenne

Cactus Blossoms On Ice — I’ll Take Two   Leave a comment

Cactus Flowers 2013“Cactus Blossoms On Ice” — Images by kenne

Cactus Flowers 2013

Cactus Blossoms In The Sonoran Desert   3 comments

April 16 EventStaghorn Cholla BlossomApril 16 EventPrickly Pear Blossom — Images by kenne

 

Hedgehog Cacti Are In Bloom   4 comments

7 Falls April 2013Hedgehog Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

One of the first cactus blossoms in the spring are those of the Hedgehog cactus. They have been blooming around the Tucson area for about a week, adding spring beauty as some of the wildflowers pass on.

Yesterday I got a report that some saguaro cacti have begun to bloom, which is early for such blossoms. But, these giant cacti do have a way of blooming when they want to — it’s time to start watching for the return of the white-wing doves.

kenne

Cacti

Here’s some fact-i,
About some cacti,

They’re plants you shouldn’t touch,
Because their spiny leaves are sharp,
It might hurt too,too much!
Yes those pointy spines they have,
Are cacti’s shield and cape,
Helping water stay inside,
Through spines it can’t escape!
They love the desert,
Sun baked lands,
For water’s what they store,
Inside their bodies,
Or their roots,
Like clothing’s in a drawer…

Cacti,
Cacti,
Succulents,
Are really pretty cool,
Just don’t give a kiss to one,
Or miss some time at school…

 — Mr. R’s Plant Poems

Contrast Effect   1 comment

Cactus Blossoms — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Contrast Effect

Seeing an object

Increasing the light

Darkening the background

Changing the color

Distorting the shape

Adjusting the ratio

Introducing a bias

Creating a perception

Making a judgment

Forming a reality

Sharing the existence

 Becoming an illusion 

— kenne

 

 

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