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Palo Verde Blossoms   1 comment

Palo Verde Blossoms — Image by kenne

Interesting Facts About the Palo Verde Tree:

— The Arizona state tree

— The name in Spanish means “green stick”

— Can live to be over 100 years old

— Can grow up to 30 feet

— Cause few or no allergy symptoms

— The flowers and seeds are edible

— The primary nursing plant for baby saguaros


Have You Hugged Your Saguaro Today?   6 comments

Wasson Peak 01-30-12

Two gentle old giants
born in the caring shadows
of a nursing tree.

Protected for years
only to outlive their nurse
two towers as one.

Reaching to the sky
sharing the good times and bad
In their silent talk.

Each bonding for life
in their spring bonnets of white
sharing life’s cycles.

As the years go by
well over a century
many suns and stars.

Aging gracefully
one bearing more than her peer
showing signs of time.

One still standing tall
holding out a caring arm
together as one.

She ain’t to heavy
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
She is my sister

Have you hugged your saguaro today?


Wasson Peak 01-30-12

Wasson Peak 01-30-12Images by kenne

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