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A not well planned visit to Calf Creek Falls in Utah

The fond memories I have of that day trip in May 2019.  We started out with breakfast in Torrey, Utah at a great coffee shop and headed straight down scenic Highway 12.  And this is where the not well planned … Continue reading

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Desert Beauty – High Eleven

I don’t know what type of cactus this is but if you know please let me know.  This cactus was one of many in the private garden of an RV park in Congress, Arizona.  It shared space with Methuselah the … Continue reading

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The Saguaro

Saguaro are magnificent cactus and – in my opinion anyway – no two are exactly alike.  Some are just straight up and down without arms (known as spears) while others grow side arms.  They have an incredibly long life span … Continue reading

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Feeling prickly on Monday?

This group in the Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa, Arizona is prickly 24/7/365   😉  

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The Mighty Saguaro

The saguaro (/səˈwɑːroʊ/, Spanish pronunciation: [saˈɣwaɾo]) (Carnegiea gigantea) is an arborescent (tree-like) cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea, which can grow to be over 70 feet (21 m) tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican State … Continue reading

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Desert Bee-utiful – Wordless Wednesday

F14 – 1/80 – ISO 100 – 100mm – Canon 5D M3  

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Color Coordinated Cactus

As usual, when I see something I want to photograph I kind of forget about where I am and if I’m supposed to be where I’m photographing.  I’d only been told once to get out of a place where I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Prickly Pear Blossoms with Bee

The bees were so happy about all of the cactus flowers that I gave up for awhile trying to get a shot without one being in it.  I was already living dangerously photographing things that could stick me that didn’t … Continue reading

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Beautiful desert blooms – Echinopsis Cactus Flowers

The last time we were in Arizona it was long after the blooming season and a few months before the next one.  All I was able to see was one lonely cactus bloom then, but this time?  I hit the … Continue reading

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