November 24, 2015
November 16, 2015
Most flowering plants are identified by their flower and fruit morphology,
cacti are identified primarily by the form and structure of their spine clusters.
Spine clusters are tufts of spines arising from a growth center called the areole,
Areoles are unique organs only found in the cacti family. They are modified branches,
from which flowers, more branches, and leaves (when present) may grow.
Today, a sprinkle of snow flurries flowers this dormant cacti cluster,
bringing us into a season of wonder and reflection.
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. ~William Blake
November 9, 2015
It started as a simple little picture…
Doesn’t a lot of things start that way?
And then I saw this song of beaks…
Cute chicks everywhere, …all dressed up!
Cactus Chicks (pencil and mixed media) by ©Lisa Rivas
“A saguaro can fall for a snowman but where would they set up house?”
― Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth
November 8, 2015
November 2, 2015
...back on the cacti path with a "String of Pearls" for
🌿 “Dive into the sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond the price.” 🌿
A peek of “String of Pearls” for a future Cactus Monday’s post…