2018 Saguaro Blossom Photos

Near the end of April 2018, the Saguaro cactus began to blossom. The Saguaros near my home blossomed for about two or so weeks before they closed. During this time, I made plans to take photos of the blossoms, but I was only able to take photos of the blossoms two times, near the beginning of the blossom season and at the end.

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February 18, 2018 Desert Photographs

On February 18, 2018, there was a winter storm that came through the area I live in. It did rain some, but that’s about it. (Raining is about all that happens during a winter storm in the area I live) Since there was clouds, I decided to take some photos of the sunset.

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January 13, 2018 Desert Photography- Black and White Version

Hi everyone! In my last post, I talked about photos I took while on a hike. While editing the photos for the post, I also converted some of the photos from color to black and white.

Here’s what they look like…

I like how many of the photos turned out, but I’m not happy with some of the other photos. I didn’t have much trouble editing the photos, but some of the photos are not as impressive to look at as others. I did not include in this post the photos I really did not like, but it did annoy me that I didn’t like the photos so much I didn’t want to post them.

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January 13, 2018 Desert Photography

On January 13, 2018, I went out into the desert for a hike. I didn’t originally intend on going on a hike that day, but I was given the opportunity to go for one in an area that I normally do not hike in, so I decided to accept the invitation. While I was there, I took photos of the desert…

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April 28, 2017 Cactus Blossom Color and Black and White Photographs

Hi everyone! I’m back with some more black and white photographs, this time they are ones I did not post here before. I found them while searching for other photographs I took this year, but when I realized I never posted them. The photographs, which are of a saguaro blossoms and saguaro blossom buds, looked nice so I thought it would be a good idea to post them before the end of 2017.

Since I never posted the photographs online, I decided to post both the colored version and the black and white converted versions. I also will not critique the way I took the photographs and how that influenced the way the black and white conversion like I did with the Arizona Renaissance Festival photographs. Continue reading “April 28, 2017 Cactus Blossom Color and Black and White Photographs”

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!

Kearny Brush Fire Sunset

Due to growth spurts recently, I decided to make some posts about photos I’ve recently taken!

On June 17, 2015 a brush fire started near Kearny, Arizona. It was a very serious fire because it was very close to the town of Kearny and threatened (And burned a few) buildings and threatened the town. Fortunately, the fire remained in the river bed near the town and didn’t change direction. As of June 21, it the fire was 75% contained. (I have yet to hear anything more about the fire since then)

I do not live in or near Kearny, but where I do live I could see the smoke from the fire start and, while the fire was not contained, I could smell the smoke from the mesquite trees that burned. (It smelled like I was standing next to a smoker filled with mesquite wood)

Because of all the smoke in the air, the sunset on June 17 was really pretty. After seeing how the sunset looked, I ran outside and took photos. This was the first time I took photos outside in two months and, to my surprise, I was out of practice. I did get several photos that turned out nicely and decided to post them.

None of the photos are of the fire or the smoke bellowing from the fire. Just the sunset and desert.

All the photos in this post are from Flickr. Clicking on the photos will take you to the Flickr page of the photo.


June 2015 Nature

June 2015 Nature

June 2015 Nature

June 2015 Nature

June 2015 Nature

April 2013 Cactus Flower Prt. 2

Here’s part two of a two part post series to show the photos I took of two different cactus near my house.

After taking the photos from part 1 of my cactus flower post, I found another cactus blooming nearby. It was a different cactus with a different color and type of flower, but it was still very pretty! Unfortunately, I’m not sure what type of cactus it is. (Unfortunately, I’m not very well versed in the types of cactus in Arizona so I’m no help in the names department. 😛 )


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April 2013 Cactus Flowers Prt. 1

Here’s part one of a two part post series to show the photos I took of two different cactus near my house.

In April of 2013, I was outside taking a walk when I found this cactus blooming. I ran back to my house, grabbed my camera, and started to take photos of the flowers.


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