Tuesday, June 19, 2012

White-winged Dove

up on a saguaro cactus:








In the last picture, the dove is not alone:


Click the picture to enlarge and find another bird who loves saguaro fruit. :)

I hope your day is sweet and easy!

24 comments:

mansuetude said...

Wow. I am so glad I came over here just now. I loved the Saguaro when I was in Az but never saw such flowering close up, and the fruit splitting open. So beautiful this earth, thank you.

Icy BC said...

These are gorgeous photo, Diane! I see the other bird in the last photo :-)

Magpie said...

The fruit on our saguaro always dries up and drops off. At least I think it all does...I better look again. Beautiful pops of color.

Betty Manousos said...

glorious images, diane, as usual.

i really like the beautiful colour combination, too!

big hugs!

Betty Manousos said...

plus: your images always look so sweet! neat with beautiful colours, too:)

Brenda's Arizona said...

The little finch blends in, doesn't he? Great photos!

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful photos.
Love the last photo. So funny that of all the saguaro with fruit he picked this one to have lunch at. Maybe strength in numbers ?

cheers, parsnip

Rohrerbot said...

Incredible! I love all the fruit on the Saguaro. Your shots are perfection. I want to hike so bad but it's too hot. I get outside and I walk back inside. I have no will to endure this nastiness. I sneak out at night to do my gardening and watch the birds from my window but that's about all all. The mornings are the best time, but I'm a night owl at heart so I need that AM sleep:)

Loree said...

I see the other bird. It's very pretty but I have no idea what it is. Your photos are gorgeous, as always.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful photos, Diane. I'd like the saguaro fruit also--but not to eat... They are such beautiful blooms.

Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Gorgeous shots as always, but I will say that the heat must be horrendous this week.

I also now have Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen" stuck in my head.

"Just like a white-winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing
Woo, woo, woo"

Annie said...

Gorgeous. Do you ever have a BAD day in your endlessly beautiful desert?

betchai said...

wow, another set of gorgeous pictures, very special, wish i can see saguaro blooms and fruits one day and if with a dove, would be a bonus :)

Gaelyn said...

Looks like a bit of acrobats going on above those flowery fruit.

Barb said...

I've never seen the red-flowered Saguaro - so lovely. The birds are having a banquet!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous bird and plants. And great shots!! :-D

Stiletto said...

Such spectacular cacti and excellent photography.

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Julie said...

I don't believe I have ever seen the open red flowers of the saguaro before...how gorgeously they grow atop each arm! WOW!!! Thanks for showing!!!
xoxo- Julie

Julie said...

P.S....I just see now that these are the red fruits opening up...hey, what color were the flowers??? Yellow???

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That last shot is very cool... I would have missed the second bird. It blends right in!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Julie, the saguaro flowers are white, but then as you pointed out, when the fruits split open they look like red flowers. Birds love both the flowers and fruit, so there is a lot of activity around these cacti in May and June!

Giga said...

Olbrzymie kaktusy z kwiatami u góry wyglądają cudownie,a oba ptaki mają wspaniałą ucztę. Pozdrawiam.
Giant cacti with flowers at the top look wonderful, and both birds have a great feast. Yours.

ZielonaMila said...

Fine and unusual views. I am greeting