Good Morning Sunshine

It’s Monsoon Season in the desert. Waiting Hoping Praying for rain The landscapes are dry Flowers are few Only a true desert lover can see the beauty As I walk down the path this morning at dawn, camera in hand, I am on a scavenger hunt for photo jewels that bring out the beauty hidden…

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…