This month the Urban Jungle Bloggers came up with the theme of desert still life. Since I love cactus and succulents, I decided to find some accoutrements of the desert genre and see what I could come up with. I started out simple and kept adding.
I bought this little cactus charm a few years ago at a bead store in Dundee and put it on my key chain. Unfortunately I lost it. I went back to get another one and they didn’t have any more. I was bummed. Then, last year I found it sitting on my mailbox-yes, just sitting on top of the mailbox. The landscape crew had just weeded and mulched our front landscape and must have found it. They didn’t tell me, just placed it on the mailbox. I was amazed. How they found something so small is beyond me, but I’m glad they did. Just a side note I thought you might enjoy.
I love saguaro cacti and collect them whenever I see them. I couldn’t resist this suncatcher and I just purchased the antique ash tray recently, not knowing what I would do with it. Isn’t that how most people purchase things they love…..not knowing what we will do with them? But it looks good holding this little stenocactus or brain cactus.
Who could resist a saguaro book at the Salvation Army store for .10 cents? Not me.
This little tin was waiting for a small cactus or succulent but I’m not sure I’m going to plant it as it is already rusty. I would hate to ruin it completely, so I’m just using it as a cute accent next to my cacti.
I love how the container of the Peruvian Old Lady (Espostoa melanostele) matches the saguaro on the ash tray. The little colored stones were found a couple of years ago and are another “what will I do with them” item I had to have.
Check out the rest of the desert still life blogs at Urban Jungle Bloggers.