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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bloomin' Walk With Me Wednesday

There comes a time in the spring, before the real summer temperatures begin, when it seems as if the whole world is in bloom. Trees, shrubs, cactus, succulents, weeds, flowers, all seem to give forth in a mightly chorus.

The tall saguaro cactus bloom as well, at the very top of the trunk and branches. Hundreds of bees mill about while they have the chance, as the blooms do not last long. See the holes in the trunk? These are home to cactus wrens, who are actively nesting. I tried to get a picture of the birds sitting or peeking through the hole, but I wasn't fast enough.
And you thought the desert was all dry and dusty.

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Blogger Laura said...

Awww the pretty cactus. And the holly hocks! Look at that! I really really REALLY want my hollyhocks to grow. I planted some from seed last year and only one made it up this year. I really want it to grow grow grow but it's still very small.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

I always enjoy coming to your blog and seeing all your beautiful pics!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Beautiful, absolutely! Thanks for sharing!

12:23 AM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Wow! The Saguaro Cactus is beautiful! Do they have a scent?
Glad that you went for your walk while it was in bloom (and that you took your camera along!)

3:56 AM  
Blogger Roxie said...

Mother Nature's such a floozy in the desert. You give her one good drink and she starts blooming and pollinating all over wiwth total abandoon!

7:13 AM  
Blogger JulieLoves2Knit said...

New Job, Grandbabies coming, flowers, grandbabies coming, vacation, The Grand Canyon, Grandbabies coming....what else do you need? Enjoy!

3:23 PM  

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