This is the time of the year when the fruit on the saguaro cactus ripens as you can see in the photos below. Once harvested, jams, jellys, syrups and even wine can be made. The harvesting of these fruits have been a tradition of the Tohono O'odham Indians for many traditions. It is native custom, that when you pick your first fruit, you bless youself by rubbing the fruit across your heart!
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.