This evening we welcome new follower, Donna, AKA "Froggi". We are happy we've joined us and appreciate your support.
When we left for Sabino Canyon this morning I wondered if we would experience something new or at some point would one canyon start to look like another? Boy, was that thought wrong! First off, when we arrived this morning at the visitor center the parking lot was nearly full, on a Wednesday morning no less! It must be because it's located on the outskirts of Tucson and easy to get to I thought. For whatever reason it's so popular, this is truly a unique and wonderful place!
We love Saguaro Cacti! You couldn't begin to count them all there are so many. Like people, they come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes.
Every Saguaro Cactus is unique. Like snowflakes, no two are alike.
The canyon has a free flowing stream that seems almost impossible in this hot, arid environment. It's exciting to see water in southern Arizona; everyday all we see are dry river beds, barren washes and parched arroyos. We've been here nearly sixty days and it has not yet rained a measurable quantity of water. Today it was a sunny 81F degrees; tomorrow will almost certainly be sunny and warm as well.
This is the largest stream we've seen here in Arizona. It's awesome to see its strong current and cold fresh water in this desert environment.
What a monster! A Saguaro has to be 70 years old before it can grow arms; then it may live to be more than 200 years old.
A fallen soldier. I can't help but feel sorrow for this Saguaro Cactus. It could have lived for two hundred years or more, but something took it down in its prime