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…

The Silhouette’s Revelation

As darkness is being washed away by the dawn, what stories immerge in these photos? My imagination starts to wonder.  There appears to be a confrontation going on.  Is it friendly? Are they fighting? The other bird looks away.   Perhaps they are doing some sort of mating dance? And what does the other bird…

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. …

Apple-Peach Sauce (yum)

After running across this post, and making this delicious Maple Blueberry Jam, I decided to get creative with apple sauce.  Recently I had discovered a jar of apple sauce in my pantry and it was so good. I cut up several apples, poured in several frozen organic peach slices, and turned up the heat (medium…