Wednesday, September 2, 2009

An Arizona Purple Sunset

I am so lucky to live in Arizona with its gorgeous sunsets. You can see the hues of purple and orange radiating and backlighting the tall saguaro cacti.

You can see from the silhouettes that these saguaro are laden with fruit.

I will be sharing more about the Saguaro fruit soon as I was fortunate to go on quite an adventure to pick the fruit with Tohono O'Odham Native Americans in the desert South of the Valley, near Tucson.

Tomorrow I will show a Saguaro with fruit and a flower. I will complete the series on the entire process of Saguaro, the fruit, the flower, and the results soon but for now I want you to see what the Saguaro cacti look like at night and up close during the flowering and fruit season.

17 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Magnificent! Like statues in the desert.

Layrayski said...

beautiful! it really says arizona to me!

brattcat said...

the sky is on fire. the backlighting here and the way it underscores the beauty of the cacti is wonderful.

Sharon said...

Beautiful sunset! I love the colors.

Lois said...

Stunning Julie!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable sunset!
Great post Julie!
Léia

Jarart said...

I think Arizona has the best sunsets! This one proves it.

Don and Krise said...

You are very fortunate to live amongst this. What a beautiful scene.

Memphis MOJO said...

I am so lucky to live in Arizona with its gorgeous sunsets.

You're right, and I'm jealous. Love the colors and can't wait to see the next set of cacti shots.

Mo said...

Magnificient. Cant wait to try the fruit

James said...

That is a really great picture of a really beautiful sunset.

JM said...

Just gorgeous! This is exactly how I imagine an Arizona sunset.

Kathleen said...

Lovely! mmmm! and I am remembering how tasty that fruit is =)

robert said...

What a coincidence of 'sharing sunset photography' tonight.

Wonderful to see, as always.

~Cheryl said...

Yes, you are lucky to live in a colorful place. You are also very talented with your perfect shots!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very beautiful. Almost an iconic shot of the cactus.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Amazing colors.. Especially the purple..I always love sunsets..

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