Well, Hello There!

What a surprise to find this little fellow when I zoomed in on this photo!He appears to be right in the light to pop out against this cactus flower. The flower petals were not even open yet, so early in the morning. I was not sure what he was. I posted this photo on Facebook…

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 Saguaro Pollinators

The Saguaro cactus is unique, and beautiful.  They are very protected and they take years to grow, living as long as 150-200 years.  Each spring they flower, and the stark white of the flower is gorgeous against the green of the plant and the blue of the sky. This morning I took a leisurely hike…