Sunday, April 14, 2013

April is national poem writing month ...

 OK, so I'm not a poet
At least I know it.
~ L

When I was in college, one of my professors seemed to have a thing for Gertrude Stein.  She of a rose is a rose is a rose fame ...

In the desert, a rose is not a rose when it is attached to either a prickly pear cactus (see above and to the side) or a hedge hog (see below and below to the side).

Frankly they don't smell all that sweet, but they sure do attract the bugs and the bees!

Welcome to the desert, please leave your ice on the cactus of your choice before you go home!


Liz D said...

very exceptional, so exotic to our eyes

Lisa Dooley Fisk said...

I find an elm tree or an oak to be exotic. I can tell an ever green from a tree that isn't only because they are so different - that is the extent of my true understanding ... (OK, out here I can tell olive from citrus, but that's it, I swear!)