Blooms on the Real Deal


This photo was taken on May 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm.


The location was in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona.


The "Take It!" came from seeing these blossoms from a distance on a real Saguaro  Cactus and wanting to share how different this event is from the cell phone tower which could not even begin to give off this display of nature.   Almost all cactus,  no matter what their shape or size may be generate flowers as a part of an annual cycle.  The variety of colors ( almost all of which are vivid ) is amazing.  Picking these flowers is very difficult as most have a thorn set that when encountered is quite painful.  I think it is a fine example of look - but do not touch.


The After Take: was quite enjoyable as always think it fun to describe to others some of the lore of the desert. This type of desert is called " Tropical " as it has so much vegetating.  The other type of desert is : ''Arid"  which has little to no vegetation and many times moves into being sand dunes due to the shifting of the wind.   Arizona has some of this type of desert as well.  I enjoy the tropical dessert far more than the arid. 


For those who have not been to the desert - I can highly recommend a visit for it is a wonderful place filled with both splendor as well as danger.


Wishing you a grand day,




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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Sally (Monday, 29 May 2023 20:07)

    At first I thought, 'oh he must be on vacation, that's why we are getting a sort of best of series,' then I realized this photo was part of the best of series.

  • #2

    Jim (Monday, 29 May 2023 20:08)

    I used to love keeping various cactus plants. Had to get rid of them when we had kids. Kids and cacti are not a good combo.

  • #3

    Teri (Monday, 29 May 2023 20:09)

    Those flowers are so beautiful.

  • #4

    SF1967 (Monday, 29 May 2023 20:10)

    They almost look like eggs.

  • #5

    GpaJake (Monday, 29 May 2023 20:11)

    I had one of these exact plants when I lived in New Mexico. I used to give my wife the flowers when they were in bloom.

  • #6

    Gabe (Monday, 29 May 2023 20:12)

    Hey here's one I don't remember ever seeing Thats a new one for me lol.