Friday, May 22, 2009

Twisted Saguaros?

You know, after missing last week, I couldn't wait to grab some unusual postcards to share and see everyone's, but when life gets in the way, life gets in the way you know? ;-)
Anyway on way back here, I went to my favorite airport store inside the D gates in Phoenix, AZ and found several great postcards!
This one is about Saguaro Blooms, but look at that twisted one! That has to be at least 50 to 60 years old if it's blooming as it states on the back. (Hope you can see it) The blooms are beautiful!

State flower of Arizona: Saguaro Blossoms
"The extreme slow growing saguaro does not produce its first blossoms until it is seven to eight feet tall and fifty to sixty years old."
Photos by John Kamenchuk

Thank you Marie for hosting again!
Enjoy looking at all the postcards! I know I will!


Sheila said...

I have a postcard showing cactus in Arizona (I think) but it doesn't show the blossom at all. One or two of the commenters did say the desert in bloom was a sight to see.

Chris Overstreet said...

I'm always amazed that a desert plant can live so long and grow so big (and in odd directions, apparently). But I didn't know saguaros ever bloomed! The only cactus flowers I've ever seen have been tiny.

Marie Reed said...

Coool! That is the wildest cactus ever! It has very octopus like qualities! I just love your blog's new graduation look! Congratulations again!

Daryl said...

What a cool card .. happy pff!

Terry said...

Blessings to you sweetie !
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.
Love what you did with your blog.
Congratulations again with Hugs.
Wonderful postcard choice.
The bloooms are truly amazing.
Have a fantastic weekend.
Happy Trails.

Robin said...

Oh what a great postcard! Gee....I don't know if I am patient enough to wait around fifty years for a flower to bloom. :-)

Hey...I love your new blog design.
And again....Congratulations!

Debby said...

This is a great card, I also like your new blog design. Have a great weekend.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Beautiful card. I love these cacti when they are in bloom. I've only been to Arizona twice and I was amazed at the size of these saguaros.
Happy PFF!

Kirby3131 said...

Ya know, I've met some people who don't bloom until their 50s or 60s :)

Very cool postcard! Thanks for sharing.

Beth Niquette said...

Hahaaa..GREAT postcard! Happy PFF--a little late, but a greeting heartily given just the same!