Archive for the ‘Prickly Pear Cactus’ Tag

Here We Go Round The Prickly Pear   1 comment

Prickly Pear — Photo-Artistry 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.

   
    Between the idea
    And the reality
    Between the motion
    And the act
    Falls the Shadow

— from The Hollow Men by T. S. Eliot

Intense Drought   2 comments

Intense Drought in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Prickly pear cactus are among the first cactus to die during a drought.

Prickly Pear Art   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear ArtPrickly Pear Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Did you ever

trip and fall

on a cactus?

Try hiking

Blackett’s Ridge

in the light of

a full moon.

— kenne

“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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