Ruby Tuesday: Cactus


Desert sleepers, wake!
Shake off your winter slumber—
cactus blooms again!

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Posted on May 31, 2010, in Arizona, my digital photos, my haiku, Ruby Tuesday. Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Oh, now there is an unexpected red! Great shot.

  2. Beautiful cactus blooms!

    Hope you can take a peek on my memorial day post dedicated to my uncle who died in Normandy France. Happy Memorial Day!

  3. when l was first married, many years ago, l used to grow catus’s….only ever got 3 out of the 18 l had!!!!! but they are so worth waiting for arn’t they? this is a beautiful image for Ruby tuesdayx lynda

  4. So gorgeous! Most of the year it’s hard to believe that cacti have such lovely blossoms! Then comes spring and…WOW!

  5. Beautiful blossoms
    fill our screens
    with joyful red

    (so how did I do – first try – I realize it’s not Haiku)

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You did just fine! And who says it’s not haiku? Unfortunately, we have been brainwashed to believe that haiku must be written in a 5-7-5 pattern, but that’s just not true. Haiku is a fleeting image of a moment in time–a tiny snapshot–and that’s what you’ve created. Good for you! 😉

  6. I still think of the desert as being its usual gray-green-brown colors. That is until the gray, etc. are in bloom. The little ruby here really does the trick, adding a nice color of a place so devoid of such…

  7. Definitely pretty but thorny. Great shot!

    BM-Memorial day

  8. I’m loving those reds! Wow!

    Awesome picture!!! 🙂

    Hope you are surviving the end of the school year rush.

    Last day of school here: June 23rd. Ughy.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      June 23rd? I can’t imagine! (You must not return to school until after Labor Day, right?) Our last day was the 25th of May–and tomorrow is the first day of summer school (at which I’m teaching). I’ll be glad for a break when I finally get one!

  9. Beautiful cactus blooms

  10. Cacti are schizo! They have a hard prickly appearance most of the time and then they have the most beautiful unusual blooms! Great pic. thanks for sharing.


  11. Lovely red cactus flowers! I love growing cactus to absorb radiation at home.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Really? Cactus absorbs radiation? How does that work? I’ve never heard of such a thing!

      • The spines that seem to be the annoying part of this plant have been found to be attracting electronic radiation such as from computers and TV. So it’s good to place a cactus close to your PC especially if your working area doesn’t get sunlight.

  12. Beautiful and love the haiku!

  13. It is nice to see something besides green cactus. We don’t get to many cactus up here in New England.

  14. That is so pretty!! I do miss the desert delights of Springtime….but I imagine it’s pretty darned hot now.

    Lovely reds.

  15. Wow, apparently now is the time to be on the desert. I’ve seen pink and yellow cacti blooming, never this beautiful red. But we’ve only been there in Winter/Spring. That is beautiful.

  16. That is really so lovely.

  17. That’s a great Ruby Tuesday entry.

    Something that I don’t see everyday.

  18. I wish I could get my cactus to bloom like this

  19. I love cactus’. This one is pretty with the red flowers. Good shot!

  20. Gorgeous! I love cactus blossoms.

  21. What a remarkable shade of red, it’s so vibrant against the pale and somewhat wan looking cactus.

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  22. Beautiful cactus pic & verse !

  23. This is the 1st time I’ve ever seen a red cactus…
    Its so lovely!

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