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.