Tucson AZ Home Loan Info

head_left_image

Living In The Desert Is Cool. I'm Cereus!

Night Blooming Cereus in the wild

The cactus doesn't attract one bit of attention...  until it blooms.  Google "night blooming cereus," and you'll find a community of ardent admirers of the plant, some utterly magnificent photographs, and reams and reams of print.

We're fortunate to see them in the wild here in Tucson.  This one bloomed along a riding trail in Catalina State Park, just north of Tucson, AZ, in the shadow of Pusch Ridge.

 ___________________

I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender.
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Call me
if I can help you with a purchase or refi mortgage;
(520) 349-9090

Photo copyright Mike in Tucson

Comment balloon 15 commentsMike Jones • June 23 2009 12:29AM
Living In The Desert Is Cool. I'm Cereus!
share
The cactus doesn't attract one bit of attention… until it blooms. Google "night blooming cereus, " and you'll find a community of ardent admirers of the plant, some utterly magnificent photographs, and reams and reams of print… more
Life in Arizona's Green Desert: Tucson Mountain Sanctuary &…
share
The mountains that seems to be floating in the backround are the Santa Rita Mountains, part of the Coronado National Forest. The Santa Ritas form the Tucson valley's southern boundary. You're looking southeast with me from my vantage point… more
Outdoor Art in Tucson: Singing Coyote
share
This steel coyote sings from his perch on a fencepost along open range west of Tucson, Arizona. Whimsical art such as this is one of the joys of living in Tucson. You'll see artwork in the most unlikely places. Stare at the coyote… more
Wildfire On A Sacred Mountain: Baboquivari, Southwest of Tucson, AZ..
share
The company is named "Ironwood Hotshots. " That's one of their crew trucks to the left, coming out of Brown Canyon with a crew of tired, hungry firefighters. As of 7:00 this evening (Tuesday) the Elkhorn Fire has grown to 17, 000… more
Wildfire On A Sacred Mountain: Baboquivari, Southwest of Tucson, AZ..
share
They're calling it the Elkhorn Fire. What you can't see above (because it's directly behind that smoke plume) is the distinctive sharks' tooth shape of Baboquivari. The mountain peak is sacred to the Tohono O'Odham Indian Nation… more
Just Another Tasty Morsel
share
Photography allows the viewer to decend to a level of detail that's difficult to share in any other way. Walking through our neighborhood, you might look over at this cactus from twenty or thirty feet and perhaps comment on the color of the… more
Nightfall in the Tucson Mountains: Blue Saguaro
share
Sunset tonight (June 9, 2009) was spectacular, first with yellows, then shades of orange and pink. As the sun sank below the horizon, pinks deepened to impossible reds, and then it was over for another twenty four hours. Couples who… more
Silly Saturday Night Post: Talking Cloud
share
Talking Cloud. He was too late for Speechless Sunday or Wordless Wednesday. He chose Silly Saturday Night Post to make his debut, and you're not likely to see him again. We spent only a short time together. He didn't say much, and… more
The Monsoons Are Coming Early to Tucson: Fog On the Mountain
share
When you think of the desert southwest, clear sunny skies come to mind. Twice a year, though, our mountains are wreathed with clouds, and the result is striking. Fog on the mountain? It happens during the summer monsoons and.. more
Saturday Night Walk In The Desert
share
My Darlin's under the weather, and I've been spending most of the weekend taking care of her. She's doing better than she had been, and last night, she suggested I take a hike. :) (She's got an ulterior motive. I'll… more