Monday, May 03, 2021

Saguaro Flower

 I was up and having morning coffee in time to catch some of the Saguaro blooms.


 Our Summer road trip is fast approaching, We will leave Tucson maybe as early as the last of May and will be on the road until the first of November, if plans do not change. My dilemma is do I take a bench, shave horse, or both. Then next depending on bench, shave horse or both and how much room is in the tool box or boxes and which tools can I not live without. Anyway there will be a lot of "yes but" going on over the next couple of weeks. Of course one answer could be to say "the hell with it" and buy a guitar so I can become a Rock Star. 

ken

5 comments:

  1. Steve D5:45 PM

    We had winter hardy prickly pears that would put out yellow flowers. They were very short lived on our plants but a nice show.

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    1. Steve,

      Prickly Pear fruit makes a very good jelly and also good sorbet. I haven't had jelly in years (my grandmother made it) but I had some Prickly Pear sorbet not long ago.

      All of our different cactus are flowering now, it is a beautiful time of the year.

      ken

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  2. Steve D7:56 AM

    When you say fruits, do you mean the cone shaped nuggets that the flowers are on?

    I'll have to find mine and put them back in the sun. We relocated them to a bad place for some construction work and haven't moved them back.

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    1. Steve,

      Yep, that is the fruit of cactus. It will usually be red once ripe. Another use are the pads called Nopales. A link on how to cook https://www.mexicoinmykitchen.com/how-to-cook-cactus-paddles/

      ken

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  3. Steve D6:20 PM

    These are the ones with the very fine clusters of spines that get in your skin and become invisible, even through gloves. Not going to eat them.

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