Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Saguaro Blooms

Saguaro Blooms, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

a haiku for the first day of summer . . .

saguaros in bloom
the wildflowers are now gone
summer monsoons come

a day late . . . parsnip
music . . . Kaze No Tani No Naushika, Joe Hisaishi


  1. Wow--that's just beautiful. I've never seen the saguaro bloom. Maybe someday, although I'm not sure I could cope with 103 degrees!

  2. I love the Saguaro...the blooms are so beautiful it is one of my favorite cactus.
    Right now they are just about finished blooming and the fruit has appeared, so there is now a bird on every Saguaro eating.

  3. Joanna...
    Sorry forgot to add your name
    As for the 103 that is nothing it is going to 108 tomorrow. Once it gets to 100 ...
    You just live your day somewhat differently up early get outside stuff done before 11 afternoons quiet and evenings are lovely.

  4. I've never seen anything like it;)
    I hope you don't have to work in the heat.

  5. Spectacular! I've never even heard of the Saguaro so I've learnt something new today thanks to you.

  6. Those blossoms look so pretty against the blue sky. Lovely first day of summer haiku. :)

  7. Just scanned your whole blog. Great pictures. Love your dogs. I have a Miniature Schnauzer granddog that I absolutely adore. Looks a little like your square cuties.

    You asked about my comment on Eryl's blog. I should do a whole post about it, but since some of my ex-in-laws read my blog, I guess I can't.
    I married a fellow singer from Opera Workshop in college. We had a recital instead of a reception. We were late for our own recital because we were so anxious to see what all the fuss was about. Turns out it wasn't all it was cracked up to be so it would have been better if we (not everybody at the reception) had just shot each other.
    2nd marriage: ex-alcoholic - they NEVER recover - you do the math, be sure to add the shooting.

  8. Pat ...
    Where you have hills full of trees... were I live The hills are filled with Saguaros. I will post a photo soon.

    Eryl ...
    I learned as a child that the Saguaro doesn't put out and "Arm" till it is 100 years old but lately I have heard 75 years.... they are slow growers.

    Diane AZ...
    Thanks for stopping by... Your photo's on your blog are Fabulous !

  9. Kass...
    OMG !
    I understand about your x's reading the blog...
    but your comment on Eryl's blog almost made my drink shoot out of my nose !
    Love Love Love your comments ! I will be stopping by your blog... just in case something exciting pops up !

    My wedding was very weird and I should have known what was coming by then ! ! !
    "The Boys" are Watson a Brindled Scottie and Hamish a Scottie/Westie mix. I am doomed ! doomed I say !
    Thanks for stopping by !

  10. I noticed the Saguaro blooms a few weeks ago when we were there. Beautiful! IT's a real treat to be there when they are blooming.

  11. Kanani...

    The blooms are all gone and now the pods are ripening and the birds are eating well !