Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, January 4, 2013

Suguaro Cactus

We saw these cacti everywhere in Arizona, but they were especially thick here along the Metati Trail near Cave Creek.  We also encountered a section of very old and tall suguaro (suh-WAHR-oh) but they were more spread out and harder to photograph.  They can grow to be over 40 feet tall!  These younger suguaro are still pretty old; they don't grow arms for over 70 years.  The scars along the sides are little holes where small birds nest.  I love this shade of sage green, and it seems like all the plants around here tend toward a really pretty sage color. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You keep getting better and better! Lovely background of the cactus as well. Nice job, Melissa.