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Saguaro Cactus Blossoms and Fruit

If anyone knows about when the Saguaro cactus bloom, they probably think it’s odd I’m making a post about the Saguaro blossoms in the last half of June is a little odd. Saguaros like to bloom in May, not June, but thanks to the unseasonably cool temperatures for May the Saguaros are blooming a little late this year. Some of the Saguaros around where I live already bloomed back in early April and their fruit already fell off, but those particular Saguaros have a track record of blooming early and their fruit falling off early as well.

Back in May, I was too ill from the pain my growth spurts caused to go out for a walk to the Saguaros that were blooming and take photos. And in June I was too busy working to go and take photos of the Saguaro blooms, but a few days ago I was able to go out and take photos of the Saguaros that still have buds or the blooms have now become fruit.

The photos are not as impressive as it would be if I took photos of the blossoms in full bloom, but hey! I’m glad to get photos of this year’s blossoms at all! I also took some photos of the ribs of a cactus that fell over this past winter and the discoloration to one of the Saguaros has after the major freezing this past January. (The frost didn’t melt until past 10 AM, which is so weird for the deserts of Arizona!)

I hope you enjoy the photos!

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