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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Creosote Bush

The creosote bush delights
with its springtime graces.
The yellow blossoms dance
making happy faces.

     Lots of flowers are blooming right now and the creosote bush is only one.  Most of the cacti are loaded with buds getting ready to bloom.  Walking by the prickly pear this morning made me think every one of the prickly little buds will be a lush flower and then a pear for making prickly pear jam and syrup in July or August.  I took a picture of my barrel cactus this morning.

     Then I had fun playing with the cartoon ap I have on my phone.  I like this.


If you go near
it's at your peril.
The thorns are sharp
on a golden barrel.

     Can you write your own poem today about one of the changes you are seeing with spring?  Have a good time playing with words.


  1. I discovered the creosote bush on trips with students, Joy. This is lovely, & I'd love to see all the cacti blooming!

  2. Linda,
    I'm hoping that I'll be able to put more pictures and poems together as the cacti bloom. Thanks for leaving your comments, Linda. I find them very encouraging.