Saturday, April 28, 2012
The Saguaro's are blooming
It seems that everything is blooming early this year. The saguaro is no exception. I am lucky enough to have a large one in my backyard. The flowers are night bloomers but once they bloom stay open through the next day. They are a major food source for bats but birds, bees and butterflies seem to enjoy them too. They are an interesting bloom, almost looking artificial. Usually the saguaro bloom mid-May to June even into July. It depends on the elevation the closer to 4000 feet the later they bloom. This year they are already blooming and I am happy to be in town to see this little miracle of nature. In a month or so, the fruit ripens and that will be another topic.
We are about 18 days into our cross country trip. We are on the east coast, have been for a for about a week, GA, S.C. crossed through N.C. ...