Cacti Haiku

Updated on March 24, 2020
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Chollas in BloomPipe Organ ReachingElkhorn EmbracingBarrel Cactus SquatsPrickly Pears (Ummm)Saguaro Blesses all
Chollas in Bloom
Chollas in Bloom
Pipe Organ Reaching
Pipe Organ Reaching
Elkhorn Embracing
Elkhorn Embracing
Barrel Cactus Squats
Barrel Cactus Squats
Prickly Pears (Ummm)
Prickly Pears (Ummm)
Saguaro Blesses all
Saguaro Blesses all

Chollas Greet with Blooms...
Organ Pipe Reaches for the Clouds...
Elkhorn Arms Embrace...

Barrel Cactus Squats...
Prickly Pear abounds with fruit...
Saguaro Blesses...

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    • maven101 profile imageAUTHOR

      maven101 

      8 days ago from Northern Arizona

      Hi Nella...Thank you for the comments...Yes, the photos are great, but Spring is about to be sprung and the desert will come alive with the vivid colors of nature that she blesses us with every year....Larry

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      Nella DiCarlo 

      9 days ago from Guelph, Ontario

      Very nice. Love the photos too

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      maven101 

      10 days ago from Northern Arizona

      Cat...You are correct...My bad...As a total amatuer I mistook the elkhorn for the deerhorn, which is edible...Thank you for the correction...Larry

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      Catherine Tally 

      11 days ago from Los Angeles

      I wouldn't recommend eating elkhorn. I believe it's a poisonous member of the Euphorbia family.

    • maven101 profile imageAUTHOR

      maven101 

      11 days ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning, Laurinzo....You have plenty of cacti in Utah...The extremely rare and beautiful cactus "Uinta Basin hookless cactus" is unique to Utah's Duchesne county...

      Thank you for the encouraging comments...Larry

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      maven101 

      11 days ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning, Cat...The blooming desert cacti is alive with color during the Spring...it is just starting now...Did you know that elkhorn is a succulent and deliciously edible ?...Go well, my friend...Larry

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      Catherine Tally 

      12 days ago from Los Angeles

      Hi Larry! Your words paint lovely images which your nice photography clarifies. There is so much beauty in the desert this time of year, and I'm glad you've shared a part of it with us! Wow! I've never seen elkhorn in mass like that!!

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      Laurinzoscott 

      2 weeks ago from Kanab, Utah

      Maven, who knew cactus could be considered beautiful( I didnt)...great you are a masterful haikuist...(sooo not a word) but you master this style and great i images...

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      maven101 

      2 weeks ago from Northern Arizona

      Pamela...The beauty that is hidden in the Sonoran desert is like panning for gold...difficult to find, but so very rewarding when you find it....Thank you for the sweet comment...Larry

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      maven101 

      2 weeks ago from Northern Arizona

      North...Thank you for the encouraging comments...This haiku was inspired by my exploration of the Sonoran desert near Tuscon, Arizona...Beauty lies hidden in the dry washes, arroyos, and scrub brush wastelands, you just have to look...Larry

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a lovely poem for the beautiful blooming catus.

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      North 

      2 weeks ago

      As always Larry, Beauty in all that you write and such wonderful pictures.

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      North 

      2 weeks ago

      As always..... such thoughtfully portrayed in beauty are the cacti in words and in pictures. You are a true maven.

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