Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Cactus Forest

This photo captures the many types of cactus reaching to the sky and standing guard as Chihuly's The Sun barely peaks through the top left of the photo below the mountain.

The tumbling shapes of the cactus are quite interesting to observe at this angle.

Generally, you do not see such a cactus forest as most different types of cactus have some distance from one another.

The Sun is a spectacular glass art piece that you can see by clicking on the label Chihuly below and revisiting the many Chihuly photos I have posted this past year. Just keep clicking older posts under Chihuly to see them all.

Check out the water animal photos at our travel site, Viva la Voyage! And yes, that is an otter in the water eating a crab right in front of us.

9 comments:

ruma2008 said...

Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

From the Far East.
Greetings.

Leif Hagen said...

What a fantastic collection of cactus! It's beautiful and very different from the snowy wonderland up here in Minnesota right now!

Sharon said...

I like this one with the sun peeking through!

brattcat said...

Excellent composition, Julie.

Halcyon said...

This picture was just next to a snow/ice scene from Canada on my portal - quite the contrast!

It is interesting to see a cactus forest. Not something that I come across every day, at least!

Angela said...

I had no idea the vast and varied cacti species, let alone is such a relatively small, densely forested area! Wow. Thank you for sharing this real phenomenon.

ρομπερτ said...

Have to admit that it is much alluring to touch them, even though one might get picked.
A wonderful Wednesday for you all.

Don and Krise said...

I was really surprised at how dense this was too. I've never seen so many so close together.

Andreea said...

I've seen Chihuly in an exhibition at SF MOMA but on your blog is a different, more amazing story. Beautiful shot.

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