Methusalah

Not the really really really old guy from biblical times –  this is Methusalah the cactus located in Congress, Arizona.  According to a sign near his base it says circa 1600.  This is supposed to be the oldest saguaro cactus in Arizona.  He is surrounded by his other cactus friends and the North Ranch RV park.   Plus he was chocked full of birds making nests in him.  It is amazing it is still standing what with time, weather, man and bird but stand he does and quite majestically in his well tended cactus garden.

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10 Responses to Methusalah

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    It’s not just old, it’s still thriving. Look as the new growth in the last photo. Unbelievable. Thanks, Teri.

  2. You’re welcome. As I walked around it my mind was hoping nothing would fall – lol. Can you imagine how life has changed since it was a lil’ cactus?

  3. bulldog says:

    Looking a little less for wear yet still fighting on… how interesting…

  4. Ingrid says:

    We spent a night at the North Ranch RV Park a couple of winters ago…..did not notice. I may have been too tired from traveling as we focused on laundry and showers. This past winter, we took things slower and the history we encountered was fascinating. Thanks 🙂

  5. You asked the same question I was going to ask. How do they date a cactus?

  6. dhphotosite says:

    It truly is a amazing that it is still standing! I guess cactuses are stronger than we would think. Great find!

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