Monday, February 8, 2010

They Went That Away

Here is a photo of Saguaro ribs that are standing after the Saguaro cactus has died and the fleshy outer layers have deteriorated leaving behind the saguaro ribs standing like an Egyptian Sentinel to be a tombstone to mark the life and death of a saguaro.

In hiking on trails in the Saguaro National Park in Tucson, you see many interesting sights of nature.

This week, the photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site features the Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.

17 comments:

Lenola Daily Photo said...

Enchanting.

It's almost as if I'm feeling their souls.

B SQUARED said...

Very beautiful in life and death.

Jim Klenke said...

I would have never guessed what that is.

brattcat said...

Such a dramatic composition!

Sharon said...

Great title for this photo.

Thérèse said...

A naked wood so full of interpretations.

Rambling Round said...

I can see where they get their name. Interesting!

Luis Gomez said...

Really wonderful. I had never seen one of these. Thanks.

Lois said...

I would not have known what this was either! It's lovely Julie.

Irina said...

You have a gift to see special details with unarmed eye and show them to us.

Carolyn said...

Sentinels of their former selves.

Magpie said...

Very nicely said, Carolyn. They are somehow still majestic. Great photo.

Don and Krise said...

And so the cycle of nature continues.

Jilly said...

I've enjoyed all your postings on the saguaro. Remember I found one in the Exotic Gardens of Monaco?

This is extraordinary tho. I didn't know this happened. Lovely shot.

Hilda said...

Fascinating! I've never seen a dried up saguaro before. Your gorgeous photo makes it look like a piece of sculpture!

joo said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm really glad to find yours:)
Lovely photos here!
greetings
Joo

Rob and Mandy said...

Looks a bit like open hands inviting you to... what? Warms the heart

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