From Flower to Fruit

Saguaro Cactus, after dozens of years of growth, will produce beautiful white flowers.  These flowers are pollinated by bees and birds during the day, and bats at night (see previous post here). Soon after bloom (they bloom for less than 24 hours!), the fruit will appear.  The fruit is eatable.  Sweet juicy tissue surrounds up…

Sonoran Sunrise

During a few days off work, I have taken the opportunity to do some short hikes in the nearby desert areas. Too hot for evening sunset, so instead we’ve set the alarm and headed out before 5:00 am to catch the sunrise.  The mornings have been cool and the sunrises, amazing.  The quiet stillness of…

The Lone Cypress

  In honor of the US Open currently being played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, I am posting their trademark, The Lone Cypress. On our recent road trip up Highway 1, we stopped and visited Pebble Beach.  My husband loves golf, and we both enjoyed touring the area.  They were setting up for the tournament. …

… P.S. Golden Gait was AMAZING!

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I decided share the first place we stopped when we hit San Francisco: The Golden Gait Bridge It was one of the top highlights of our road trip up Highway 1. I love it when a plan all comes together: We happened upon a fantastic parking location (free!).  We…

They’re the “Bee’s Knees”

In 1921 the term “Bee’s Knees” referred to a highly admired person or thing (according to Merriam-Webster.com). Well, perhaps that came into being because of the amazing way our devoted little carrier bees gather and collect their pollen and carry it back to the hives! While snapping a few flower photos earlier today, I was…