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Pincushion Cactus Flowers   Leave a comment

Pincushion Cactus Flowers — Image by kenne

When most people think of cactus in the Sonoran Desert, the image that comes to mind is the giant saguaro cactus. 
The saguaro grows only in the Sonoran Desert is one of the largest cacti. The saguaro cactus is a symbol of the American Southwest. 
Its inner meaning expresses the idea of standing tall, adapting to the environment, and providing shelter and nourishment for others.
Given its stature and authority, it holds a grandfatherly type of wisdom. 

Because saguaros are so common in the Tucson area, it is home to one of this nation’s national parks, the Saguaro National Park. 
However, it is not the most common cactus in the Sonoran Desert. That honor goes to the little pincushion cactus. 
Being so small and often in the shadows of the giant saguaro, their chances of being noticed are slim unless they are blooming.

— kenne

 

Pin Cushion Cactus and Funnel-Wed Spider   1 comment

Pin Cushion Cactus (the most common cactus in the Sonoran Desert)
and Funnel-Wed Spider In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

 

Pincushion Cactus Fruit   2 comments

Pin Cushion Fruit-72Pincushion (mammillaria) Cactus Fruit — Image by kenne

This small cactus is ubiquitous in Sabino Canyon and can be more easily spotted
this time of year because most ground cover around it has dried up. 

Pincushion cactus
Beautiful blossoms and fruit
To often overlooked.

— kenne

 

Pincushion Cactus with Fruit, November, 2016   Leave a comment

pincushion-cactus-2015-09-25-09-59-57-blogPincushion Cactus with Fruit — Image by kenne

It’s the same story the crow told me; it’s the only one he knows.

Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go.

Ain’t no time to hate, barely time to wait,

Wo, oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?

— Uncle John’s Band 

It’s A Nipple World Out There   Leave a comment

Nipple (Pincushion) Cactus — Images by kenne 

We all have nipples

Some have beautiful blossoms

Her’s in reddish hues.

— kenne

(CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW IN A SLIDESHOW FORMAT.)

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