Category Archives: cactus

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Barrel Cactus

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Shadows nestle among the spines and fruits of a barrel cactus, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 
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No Tongues

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Cacti and a palo verde tree cast shadows in a courtyard of Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona.
 


Winter afternoon—
they have no tongues, these shadows,
yet their speech is clear.

 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Weekly Scribblings #41 at Poets and Storytellers United

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Thorns

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Shadows nestle among the thorns of a barrel cactus at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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Welcome

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Early morning light brightens a cluster or organ pipe cacti and an ocotillo just starting to bloom at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona.
 


Welcome, Sister Sun!
I have been waiting for you
through the long, cold night.

 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Lone Cactus

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A lone cactus stands in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard.
 
 
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Cactus Woman

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Detail from a wall of mosaics, Ajo, Arizona.
  


Cactus Woman has nothing to lose
By walking for weeks without wearing shoes.
 
She’s toughened her feet on thorns and stones,
And carries the wilderness in her bones.
 
Her eyes are afire, her heart’s ablaze;
She loves the desert’s unsociable ways.
 
Cactus Woman is someone, they say,
Who’ll walk in the wilderness, come what may.

  
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Walk”

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Saguaro Cactus

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Saguaro cactus, Yuma Conservation Garden., Yuma, Arizona
 
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Macro Monday 2: A Cactus with Heart

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A heart-shaped cactus paddle greets visitors in a garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Spring Blossoms

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A cholla cactus blossoms at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona.
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Cactus Blossoms

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Cactus blossoms near Mayer, Arizona.
 
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