26 thoughts on “So Different- 

  1. Your photos really caught these giants in the act of being huge! I have it on my ‘to do’ list to take photos of the ones with the most arms, and the most interesting arms. They really come in all shapes and sizes!

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  2. It’s funny: To me, the faraway pics look beautiful, and the close ups look painful. Just goes to show all things are multi-faceted and multi-dimensional.

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  4. enjoyed this. i find saguaros fascinating. it was a treat to see them and learn about them for the first time on a trip to Arizona/Utah which included a sidetrip to the Saguaro Forest, long before i ever had a digital camera.
     
    and what a great link. i bought a children’s book on them at the time, ‘Cactus Hotel’ by Brenda Z Guiberson- published by Henry Holt & Co, NY which i was prompted to pull out again after reading this post. the book contains some further interesting details, too. such as – a regular deciduous tree with broad leaves can lose up to 100 gallons of water in a single day, whereas a saguaro cactus’ unique design allows it to lose less than a glass of water in the same time period. also – saguaros don’t actually blossom until they are around 50 years old. talk about late bloomers – and yet they are survivors in a harsh climate, and they provide shelter for many desert creatures who would not have a chance without them. 🙂 hence the inclusion of the word ‘hotel’ in the book title.
     
    thank you for sharing.

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    • Thanks Kris. I’m going to check out that book. I’d love to go to the Saguaro Forest too appreciate your good comment and visit today.

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  5. I had also never seen these until I visited Tucson, AZ. And I never knew they were only found in such very few locations. I guess because they were in all the comic books and cartoons I assumed they were everywhere! When you explore the Saguaro National Park you can just imagine those old Western movies. Parts of The Three Amigos was filmed there and you can visit the film location as a tourist attraction.

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