Saguaro Flower Buds

Saguaro Flower Buds

While we were out doing yard work today, I noticed that our big saguaro cactus has several flower buds popping up on three of the cactus arms. That means before long, we will be having saguaro flowers on the big guy.

On our recent outing in the RV, we saw a lot of saguaro flowers in the wild and some on domesticated cacti like ours. We should get them all spring and summer, we’re hoping. Stay tuned and I will get flower pix of ours as soon as I can.

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A Lot of Bull

A Lot of Bull

This wonderful welded sculpture of a bull seems to be guarding the gateway to the large yard belonging to a pottery shop in Harcuvar, Arizona. This artistic bull appears to be full-sized and is in reasonable proportions to the real thing.

There are several other metallic sculptures at this place, including a covered wagon, many horses, dogs, other critters and a two-horse drawn stage coach.

One of these days, we’re going to have to stop and see the inside of this pottery shop. This trip, we had gusty winds, were tired and just wanted to get home..

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Desert Hibiscus

Desert Hibiscus

When we arrived in the RV park last Friday, we needed to walk over to one of the administration buildings to purchase some ice for the cooler. Right outside of the door, a hibiscus bush had several open flowers. I couldn’t resist capturing this image of that beautiful orange flower. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Visiting Baby Jerry

Baby Jerry

We’re in Palm Desert this weekend to visit with our kids and the grandson. Today, they brought the baby and had dinner with us here in the RV Park.

I took this image of Jerry while his daddy was holding him up and making him laugh. He is just the cutest thing! Click on the image to enlarge.

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Prickly Pear Cactus Flower

Prickly Pear Cactus Flower

Most of the Prickly Pear cacti in the neighborhood are in bloom. This cactus is along the road where we take our after dinner walk with the dogs. It had several flowers open already this season and this is one of two that were open this afternoon. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Baby Jerry Throwback

Jerry Loves the Grandma

This is a throwback to last month in California when we were visiting with the new Baby Jerry. Verna was holding him and he put his little hands to give her a little hug.

We will be out there by next weekend for another visit. We will be a week late visiting this time since the kids (baby’s parents) had to take the other grandparents out to LAX for their vacation trip down to Cancun this weekend.

More to come later - click on the image to enlarge.

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Hot Pink Cactus Flowers

Pink

More Pink     Hot Pink

The cactus buds that I posted about last week are fully open today and they are a very hot pink, indeed. The photos at the top and above left were taken just after noon while the last panel was taken this evening as the flowers have begun to close. We know that cactus flowers don’t last long, so we enjoy them while they’re here. Click on any the images to enlarge to full size.

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