Archive for the ‘Prickly Pear Cactus’ Tag

“Here we go around the prickly pear”   2 comments

Sabino Canyon WalkPrickly Pear Cactus in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Here we go round the prickly pear
Prickly pear prickly pear
Here we go round the prickly pear
At five o’clock in the morning.

– from “The Hollow Men” by T.S. Eliot 

My Neighborhood   2 comments

Tanuri RidgeMy Neighborhood — Computer Painting by kenne

Love your neighbor as yourself, 
but don’t take down the fence.

— Carl Sandburg

Unusual Prickly Pear Cactus   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear Growth Cluster (1 of 1)-18 blogPrickly Pear — Image by kenne

This unusual growth on a prickly pear pad caught our attention while hiking in Sabino Canyon yesterday.
I tried researching it online and was not able determine the nature of this growth. Need to seek out a botanist for an explanation.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Round-Tailed Ground Squirrel   Leave a comment

ground squirrel (1 of 1) blogRound-tailed ground squirrel (Sabino Canyon, March 3, 2015)– Image by kenne

ground squirrel (1 of 1) blog artComputer painting by kenne

Glory In The Morning   3 comments

Morning Glories (1 of 1)-2 blogIvyleaf Morning Glory On A Prickly Pear Cactus, Pima Canyon — Image by kenne

Desert hiking where

There’s glory in the morning

Climbing a cactus.

— kenne

Plants Grow In The Strangest Places — Part II   8 comments

Prickly Pear On Saguaro blogiPhone Image by kenne

Since the last post on plants growing in the strangest places, Joy and I went out for a neighborhood walk. Maybe my eye is now trained to spot prickly pear cactus growing on saguaro cactus, but guess what, I saw another one — I couldn’t believe it! Two in two days!

Maybe it’s not that unusual, but two in two days — maybe I need to consult with some experts. I did a Google search and the only thing near this kind of sighting is my previous posting. The strange just gets stranger!

kenne

In The Arms Of Another — Plants Can Grow In The Strangest Places   2 comments

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Beyond Tucson Event-9485 blogA Prickly Pear Cactus Growing on a Giant Saguaro in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Plants have been known to grow in some of the strangest places. Many people may thank of plants out-of-place (whatever that is) as a weed. But, when you think about it, plants don’t have the option of moving to a better place — it’s make the best of it, or perish!

Obviously, this prickly pear cactus is trying to make the best of being in the arms of a giant saguaro cactus. So far, the conditions have been right — may the force of nature be with you.

kenne

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