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Saguaro Blossoms — They’re Popping Out All Over   Leave a comment

Saguaro Blossoms, They’re Popping Out All Over– Image by kenne

saguaro blossoms

they’re popping out all over

a southwest symbol

— kenne

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

A crown of beauty

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms

Nectar for the doves.

— kenne

The Early Bird Gets The Nectar   Leave a comment

“The Early Bird Gets the Nectar” (White-winged Dove on Saguaro Cactus Buds) — Image by kenne

In April, the budding of saguaros is followed by the return of white-winged doves from Mexico who love the nectar in
the saguaro blossoms. This image captures a white-winged dove atop buds soon to blossom — another take on
“The early bird gets the worm.”

— kenne

Saguaro Blossoms Art   Leave a comment

Saguaro Blossoms-art-72Saguaro Blossoms — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The lucky saguaro
survives the desert heat,
outliving the nurse plant
not knowing of its feat.

The patient saguaro
looks skyward at all hours,
until at age fifty
it produces first flowers.

— from The Mighty Saguaro by Debbie Emery

Saguaro Blossoms   Leave a comment

Casa Grande RuinsSaguaro Blossoms — Image by kenne

As we enter mid-May, Saguaro cactus blossoms are popping out all over.

— kenne

Saguaro Cactus — No Words Monday   1 comment

Saguaro Cactus-B&W-72Saguaro Cactus — B&W Image by kenne


Mockingbird On Saguaro Blossom   1 comment

Mockingbird On Saguaro Blossom-72Mockingbird On Saguaro Blossom — Image by kenne

Behind every experience is a meaning — don’t miss it!

— kenne

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionSaguaro Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

Arizona’s state flower, the saguaro blossom, has a strong overripe melons smell, but I’m not going to get close enough to check it out — will leave that to the experts. Like a lot of cactus flowers, they are short-lived, blooming at night and often closed within 24 hours. During the night the flowers are pollinated by the lesser long-nosed bat and the Mexican long-tongued bat. During the daytime the flowers are pollinated by bees and birds such as the white-winged dove.

— kenne

April In Tucson — Photo-Artistry   1 comment

Mockingbird on Saguaro-art-2-72April In Tucson (Mockingbird on Saguaro Blossom) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

No longer waiting
Sun crest above the mountains
Birds welcome new day.

— kenne

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Sabino Canyon WalkSaguaro Blossoms — Image by kenne

Saguaro blossoms
The signature desert plant
Sonoran symbol.

— kenne

Saguaro In Bloom   3 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionSaguaro In Bloom — Image by kenne

It’s that time of year
Saguaro buds are popping
A desert in bloom.

— kenne

Cactus Wren   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren (1 of 1)-3 blogCactus Wren on Saguaro Cactus Buds — Image by kenne




The Early Bird Doesn’t Get The Nectar   Leave a comment

White Winged Dove (1 of 1) blogWhite Winged Dove — Image by kenne

Resting on a saguaro cactus bud
the white winged dove
will return 
for the blossom nectar.

— kenne


Saguaro Blossoms   5 comments

Saguaro Blossoms In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

A very dry spring

Hasn’t slowed cactus blossoms —

Saguaros in March.

— kenne

White Winged Dove On A ‘Nest’ Of Saguaro Buds   4 comments

Whitewing Dove (1 of 1) Nest of Saguaro Blossoms blog framedThis White Winged dove stands among a bouquet of Saguaro buds. Image by kenne

Migrating each year
To the Sonoran desert
For cactus nectar.

She awaits blossoms
Soon to open with nectar
In the night darkness.

Nearby cactus bloom,
But she waits among the buds
To open this night.

First serving the bats
She takes her turn each morning
In the warming sun.

— kenne

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