The Saguaro and Its Little Friend the Prickly Pear

Whenever Bugs Bunny is hanging out in the desert, the landscape is dotted with big tall cactus that look kind of like this: The funny thing is, this type of cactus doesn’t grow in every part of the desert of the Southwestern United States. It grows in some parts of Arizona and down into Mexico, but there are vast bits of desert with…

Bees

I am blown away every time the cactuses in my front yard bloom. They are so beautiful. I mean, who knew that a cactus could grow the most amazing flowers? It’s an amazing little secret of the desert. Not only do I love these bold flowers, the bees go nuts over them. I caught this…

Cactus in the Snow

I just got a new tablet so that I can blog with the awesome WordPress Android app. The picture quality is way nicer than my poor little iPhone 4. And it’s a bit different from the iOS app, but I like it so far. That being said, check out this crazy snow on the cactus…

Desert Blooms

I’m sorry, what was that you said? No beauty in the desert? Brown and dry? I don’t think so. I’ll admit, when we first moved here I did not expect to be amazed by the color. I was happy to be proven wrong. This time of the year is so wonderful, the cactus plants bloom…