Saguaro Buds

 
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Pinnacle Peak Mt. Park, Scottsdale, AZ

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Guest - May 03, 2005 08:19 PM EDT
Thanks. I really love these old saguaros. They are ancient by the time they get to this size.
Guest - May 03, 2005 03:47 PM EDT
I like how you zoomed in and gave us an up close shot. It really shows the texture. Very nice.
Guest - May 03, 2005 12:28 PM EDT
I kept looking and looking, in my travels, yesterday morning for a shot I could actually get. If I knew when these buds were going to bloom, I'd go up there (about 20 miles) and get a shot of them.
Guest - May 03, 2005 11:52 AM EDT
thanks for the explanation, Gary, really interesting. too bad the flowers are so hard to view, was hoping to see some of your shots of them, until reading further and seeing how short-lived the blooms are and the night blooming part.(not to mention the height of them, amongst all those spikes : )
Guest - May 03, 2005 06:58 AM EDT
The buds will soon become flowers, which are about three inches across and milky white. They ae our state flower. Really hard to get a shot of them because they bloom only, only once, at night and close up in the morning. Also, when you do see flowers, they are usually at the crown of the saguaro, 20 feet above your head!
Guest - May 03, 2005 01:19 AM EDT
really neat and interesting, Gary, have never seen these buds before. probably a strange question, but do these drop off and start growing independently on the ground below, or do they just keep growing right on the plant?

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