Crown of Beauty

May 28th

Saguaro bloom week

Saguaro bloom week

Saguaro bloom week

Saguaro bloom week

Saguaro bloom week

Saguaro bloom week

Saguaro bloom week

Saguaro bloom week

The saguaros are in full bloom this week — an annual event in the Valley. The crown of silky white flowers make me smile; even these desert warriors like to feel pretty once in a while.


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Arizona, Earth Mama, Flora and Fauna
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13 Responses

  1. I love them! What an amazing creation.

  2. I really haven’t seen them THIS in bloom before. Driving up towards Payson last weekend was insane. And the ocotillo is all in bloom right now too. The forest floor up on the rim is full of little yellow and white flowers. Lovely.

  3. Beautiful! You know how much I love the cacti of AZ!

  4. Bonnie May 28, 2010

    ……and you “even” got all the little critters too……….

  5. Very pretty!

  6. Nice job cara. I have been meaning to photograph some too but now I can just look at your pics. 🙂

  7. Sharon May 29, 2010

    I’m dying to see Arizona…your photos are always so enticing. Think we should swap houses…I’ve got the beach and a 1 1/2 hr drive to NYC!

  8. Great photos! I agree, everything seems so much more in bloom this year! All that rain.

  9. Were you on my walk this morning at o’ dark thirty? They are beautiful.

  10. Julia May 29, 2010

    Reaffirming that a little flair can jazz up any outfit. Long live accessories.

  11. Is the round hole from birds do you think?

  12. ali la loca May 30, 2010

    I love all the bees in the photo!

  13. Beautiful! Timely, because on Friday I talked to someone who has never seen a cactus in person! It reminded me that sometimes I take the desert beauty for granted.