Saturday, May 5, 2012

this week's feature: from L.A....and saguaros in bloom

This week, on the homepage:   
...and below is the highlight:

(always a thrill to be published)

This morning, after I finished my Sabino Canyon run,
I grabbed my iPhone out of the car
and went back to take a few photos--
this year, a few weeks earlier than usual,
the saguaros are already blooming:

The cacti can be decades old before they start blooming,
and each hand-sized bloom stays 'fresh' for only a day;
bats and doves love to pollinate them...
The blooms are often hard to photograph since they're usually on the arm-tops,
but occasionally, you get a low-reaching limb:


Saguaros aren't the only cacti blooming;
cholla flowers are coming out too...

Summer's almost here...just three weeks left in the classroom...and the thermometer is climbing...

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