Monday, May 31, 2010

Saguaro Symphony - May BJP

May is a special time in the Sonoran Desert when the giant sentinels, the saguaro cacti, bloom. Around mid-May, you may view the small "nubs" officially known as inflourescents, on the heads and arms of the saguaro. Shortly thereafter, each saguaro seems to receive the memo to begin their journey of bloom. Before too long, small white flowers can be seen throughout the Arizona desert. The bats, birds and bees love it. I have used my beads to imitate the saguaro in their finest.

6 comments:

Cyndi L said...

Oh how darling!! Is this your BJP piece for the month? If you posted about it, I missed it somehow.

Barbara said...

This is lovely! Such a simple representation, yet so perfect. I think Robin A. will like this one.

a2susan said...

I love it! Great job on the embroidery and depicting the cactus.

a2susan said...

I love your saguaro! It's funny how you can represent something so large in a small format, but you've really captured the essence of the cactus.

Robin said...

Nothing fascinates me more (these days) than AZ, and within that we have the Grand Canyon and the Saguaro Cactus right at the top of the list. Sadly, we were too early this year to see them bloom. I MUST have that experience soon. You've done it... the in and out of the trunk and arms, the flowers, the colors... It's absolutely fantastic, Victoria!!!!

Robin A.

robin michelle said...

This is wonderful! I love the little white flowers!