Thursday, May 20, 2010

Skywatch - Blooming Cactus

Greetings from Tucson!  Here we have blue skies sweetly scented with saguaro cactus blossoms.




This is a happy time for our family as my daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Geoff, in Massachusetts await the arrival of their first baby, due any day now. :)

Enjoy more skies from around the world or share yours at Skywatch Friday.

48 comments:

Anya said...

When will the baby come :))))))))
Its a surprise !!!

So lovely photo's from the cactus in bloom and that bleu sky....
its almost dark bleu :))
Beautiful ....

(@^.^@)

Gaelyn said...

Congratulations Grandma! Those saguaro blooms make for a marvelous tribute to this new life in your family. Gorgeous captures. How I miss the saguaros.

cieldequimper said...

Keeping fingers crossed all goes well and fast!

I wish I could smell the sweetness.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Congratulations! I, too, hope everything goes well and quickly! And your photos are terrific as always, Diane! Can almost smell the sweetness from here! Look forward to hearing the news!! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful blooms and great photographs Dianne

Xavi said...

Love the Carnegiea gigantea, Diane.
Have a happy day.

Mar said...

These are fantastic blooms! how beautiful!
Wishing your daughter a speedy delivery :)

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Michael Watson said...

You have great photos week after week!

Tricia said...

that's a beauty of a blue sky! wow!

Happy Sky Watch Friday

Manang Kim said...

Beautiful photo and the blue sky is awesome. Happy SWF!

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EG Wow said...

Your blue skies are gorgeous. I have never seen the saguaro blossoms before. They are very pretty! I guess they must need a sweet scent to entice the bees. Plants can be very clever, can't they?

eden said...

Beautiful blooms and blue sky. My first time to see the flowers of that kind of cactus. Great captures.

ρομπερτ said...

Looks like a pair of coloumns from Greece. Wonderful sight. Please have a nice Friday.

daily athens

rainfield61 said...

Beautiful second picture.

An everything is so beautiful right now.

Isn't it?

Carolyn Ford said...

Congratulations to you and your family! And, this amazing Saguaro is just that...amazing!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Lovely images of the saguaro blossoms. The bees (and birds) seem to really enjoy them. Gorgeous blue sky!

Susie of Arabia said...

These shots are awesome, Diane. The insects add so much more interest. Spring used to be my favorite time of year when I lived in Arizona. Fabulous time to walk through the desert.

LV said...

My first visit to your blog. I truly enjoyed it and all the cactus plants against a blue sky. I think those plants are really neat.

betchai said...

lovely photos Diane, I am fascinated with saguaro, and have not seen it bloom, am glad to see its beautiful bloom through your pictures. and congratualtions to you and your family, hope the delivery will go smoothly and both the mom and the baby be safe and healthy.

Tracy said...

I have really enjoyed the cactus blooms this Spring, and congratulations to you and your family on the pending new arrival!

Life Ramblings said...

such beautiful captures and perfect for Skywatch. wishing your daughter a safe delivery.

Julie said...

What a happy time, for sure, Grandma!!!!! Congrats!

Al said...

Great captures, perfect for SWF. I've never seen those cacti in bloom in person, they look very pretty. And congratulations!

Stephanie said...

The flowers are gorgeous! I mean more than pretty... coz they look really big for a cactus flower... cool!

LadyFi said...

What perfect blue skies. And the bees coming into land on the cactus - just gorgeous!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Diane, I love the flowering cactus.... I wondered if those big ones ever bloomed. Now I KNOW... Thanks!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Barb said...

Diane, Please keep those cactus blooming - I will soon be there! Also, what a happy time for you - the birth of a Grandchild. Keep us posted!

J Bar said...

Beautiful blooms.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Self Sagacity said...

Catcus gives the most amazing blooms. Very odd it's only on the top, will it eventually blooms all the way to the bottom too?

luna miranda said...

what gorgeous photos! i've never seen a cactus this beautiful.

Linnea W said...

Such amazing colors you've captured here. Wow! Just stunning. Congrats on the arrival of your soon-to-be grandbaby!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These are beautiful Diane and the bees on it give me a good indication of the size of the flowers.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots of Cactus !!Simply awesome !!Great

Loree said...

What beautiful blooms. And congratulations on your soon to be born grandchild.

ascu75 aka Don said...

I love the piccies thanks for sharing. xxx Don x for the baby when it gets here (we are awaiting one also a little girl we taught to walk 30 years ago)

Icy BC said...

Beautiful cactus blooms! The flowers must be gorgeous to see.

Congrats on your first grandchild, any time now..

Luzia said...

Seeing this wonderful blooming cactus I would like to be a bee..... Greetings from Luzia.

Clytie said...

What a beautiful scene - most of us will never be able to see this in person - Such gorgeousness!

Congratulations on the imminent arrival! Blessings are in store for your family!

Happy Weekend!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

First, congrats on your new arrival any day now.

That is the most unique cactus I have ever seen. I love it and the closeup with the little bug - amazing. Great post

Martha Z said...

I'd love to see these bloom in person but it is too hot for me in Arizona this time of year.
We are at Eric's this weekend but I keep checking facebook to see if the baby has arrived.

Diane AZ said...

Thank you for all the congrats and good wishes. :)

Ann said...

Are you grandma the first time? Must be so excited for you.

Like the cacti flowers. How tall is this cactus? How did you climb up to take that photo of the bug,

~Cheryl said...

We were there after Easter and saw the buds on the saguaros. Those are gorgeous flowers! I'm so happy for you as you wait for the arrival of a beautiful baby! Blessing to all!

Arasu said...

Wow! Your photo proves that cactus are no longer ugly, hot plants growing in dry condition.These cactus are really amazing!And congratulations for your first great grand child. I am waiting when your child sees the world!

Diane AZ said...

Ann, Yes I'm excited to be a grandma for the first time. :)

This cactus was only about 10 feet tall. I just stood on the ground and zoomed in with my camera.

Anya said...

Hi Diane
How is Victoria ?!?!
I am also waiting hehehe......
For the first time grandma
LOL
Sounds so fantastic !!!!
Have a wonderful sunday
:)
:)

Diane AZ said...

Hi, Victoria is doing great! We are all so happy as we wait for the baby to be born. :) :) :)

Ayie said...

cool, so pretty! i honestly never seen this cactus bloom