Sunday, May 6, 2012

Saguaro National Park

While camping, we also visited Saguaro National Park, which is on either side of the city of Tucson - East and West.  it was really neat to stroll down the little path and have these giant cactus towering over our heads!  The taller they are, the older they are - some between 150-200 years old!  The cactus are between 40-60 years old before the "branches" appear!

The above photo is one I really love!  I love the contrast of the mountains in the background and the cactus in the foreground - not something this person from the Midwest ever thought really occurred! 

And, finally, take a look at some of the pretty blooms that grow at the base of some of the saguaro cactus.  Aren't they lovely - and a taste of summer in the midst of spring!


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