Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tall Saguaro at the Boulders

What a great day for a hike among the Boulders in northeast Scottsdale.

Look how tall the Saguaro Cactus is. It is over 100 years old.

I love the mix of boulders, blue sky, cloud and cactus. A perfect Arizona day.

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8 comments:

brattcat said...

The cactus is like finger pointing heavenward.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Considering that a saguaro does not grow an arm until it is 80 years old, I would say that this saguaro is well over 100, and probably 200 years old.

Their roots extend out about the same distance as they are tall, but there is no tap root and the roots are only an inch or two below the surface. After all, in the desert there would be no purpose in roots growing down when there is no water down in the soil.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous shot!

Thérèse said...

Same kind of sky we are having today... let's enjoy the day before the heat kicks in!

Halcyon said...

I love that blue sky!

glenda said...

The clouds and sky are such a beautiful canvas for the boulders and cactus.

Lois said...

It's beautiful!

Don and Krise said...

A simple shot here, yet gorgeous. Thanks Dave for some basic facts I didn't know.

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