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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 
mañana
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

Capturing The Moment — First Saguaro Blossom This Spring   Leave a comment

Saguaro Blossom (1 of 1)-2 blogSaguaro Blossom, Spotted on the Seven Falls hike today — Image by kenne

Like so many plants this year, this saguaro is blooming very early. Generally, saguaros bloom in late may and June.

kenne

A Late Bloomer   2 comments

Old Tucson-9435 blogA Late Bloomer — Image by kenne

The normal blooming season for the giant saguaro cactus is in late May and June. Yesterday (December 30th) while hiking in Sabino Canyon I spotted this unusual event. I guess you can call it the new “Christmas cactus!”

The saguaro blooms open at night and last through the next midday. Each flower blooms only once. 

kenne

Arizona’s State Flower Is In Bloom   7 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionSaguaro Blossoms — Images by kenne

I’m told that 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

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