Thursday, November 27, 2008

Saguaro Skies

The saguaro cactus grows only in a band of habitat which ranges across the eastern portion of California's desert through Arizona into northern Mexico.
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It grows to be 15 feet or more in height (5m) and its diameter depends on rainfall.
It may be 30 to 70 years before a plant may develop its first arm bud.

These saguaro are set against desert skies in Arizona north of Phoenix. The one below was taken in Mesa. For other sky watches, look here.

18 comments:

RuneE said...

Amazing - I didn't know that about cacti! Thank you for sharing.

Yen said...

Thanks for the info! Never know they grow that high! Nice photos too;-)

imac said...

Very interesting info for your fab photos.

auringonkukkaperhe finland =) said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!!
have a nice weekend!!

John said...

Great shots, Katney!

babooshka said...

I do like cacti. They would just not stand a chance in our moist climate.

Tabib said...

The last pic - silhouette with lamp posts is great.
Happy SW Friday!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

one of my favorite cacti...something of course i no longer see now that i live on the east coast.
thanks for sharing.

PERBS said...

Love the silhouette one!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Bernie Krausse said...

Cactii so huge amazes me. They are so old and have seen and felt so much with the passing of time.

Liz said...

That's the second time in two days I've seen this type of cactus! Someone posted a photo for ABC Wednesday.

Anyway, I popped over to say that I've posted the photo of the starry quilt I mentioned.

Dianne said...

I especially like the shot of the cactus amidst the lamp posts

nature and manmade - and nature wins ;)

Cloudia said...

I didn;t realize that I missed the green prickly people seen against a desert sky. thanks for reaquainting us! Aloha-

Jan said...

Beautiful skies, and great info, too.

Mark said...

Thanks for lovely photos and the info.
lionsmane

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely shots. I love cacti...we have Cactus roses growing everywhere...thanks for sharing the photo and the info.
Sandi

Arija said...

Love the way the cactus rival the power poles! Nice shots and info.

Lew said...

Nice shots of the desert giants. I really love sunsets with them in the foreground.