Saguaro National Park


December 13, 2009

Tucson, Arizona

Toured the east and west sides of Saguaro National Park this weekend.  I had just never imagined a forest of saguaro cactus.  The Sonora desert is an extreme environment.  Amazing that so much life can be found there. Had a wonderful view of a red tail hawk in flight over the saguaros.

The saguaro has been called monarch of the Sonoran Desert, supreme symbol of the American Southwest, and a plant with personality.  It is renowned for the variety of odd, all-too-human shapes it assumes- shapes that inspire wild and fanciful imaginings.

Tucson’s weather is agreeing with us as it cools off at night but warms up to near 70 every day.

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