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Sunday, April 15, 2012


And a rosy
Glow covers the sky,
Receive us--
Open and welcome.

     The Saguaro cactus grows in the desert around my house.  The lovely white lei of flowers that grows around the top of each arm is just starting to bloom.  And the elf owls, cactus wrens and the gila woodpeckers are taking up residence in the holes that are made in the cactus.  Spring is here.
     This poem is an acrostic.   Can you write an acrostic about a plant or animal from around where you live? 


  1. Joy,
    Do you have any pictures of birds in the cactus holes? I'd love to see that. Any close-ups of the cactus blooms? I love nature, and I know you do too.