A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
This photo is of my neighbor's Saguaro cactus. A year ago December, St. George had one of the most bitter and prolonged periods of icy and snowy weather on record. Many of the palm trees were killed, and we lost a number of shrubs including our pungent huge rosemary bush. This cactus was considerably larger before the cold snap. I will be watching anxiously for the beautiful pristine white blossoms that come once a year, last for a few hours, and then turn into limp and dying dishrags. Here is a photo of what the blossoms will look like in a few weeks:
Saguaro Cactus blossoms in full bloom. These beautiful and pristine white blossoms will last only a few hours. Then they will withr, and the red coverings in the top photo become like limp red dishrags. Fortunately, we can save these beautiful cactus blossoms from extinction with these photos.