Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Monday, May 17, 2010

Saguaro blossoms~Cactus Monday 051710


Our local saguaros are beginning to bloom. While saguaros are NOT native to my desert, there are many of them planted near Palm Desert. They are brought in and planted in some developments and along some roadways. Saguaro theft is a big problem in some of our areas, but this one hasn't been disturbed. Cactus Monday for April 17, 2010.

8 comments:

Julie said...

I love the large Saguaro! Nice photo!!! Sure wish I lived where you do! The desert is so awesome!Happy CM!!

®osadimaggio63 said...

Hi ho letto che il Sanguaros è una specie protetta e che quello più alto esistente oggi, supera i 13 metri di altezza e i 3 metri di circonferenza e che il suo fiore è il simbolo dell'Arizona oltre a produrre dei succosi frutti.
Bellissima pianta !
Buona giornata.

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Saguaros are so grand and beautiful, aren't they? I heard that to legally obtain one costs a small fortune and papers are needed to prove it was purchased.
Happy Cactus Monday!

Teri C said...

OH they are so beautiful!!! And so many!!
And I am so jealous!!!!

❤HCM❤

Margaret Ann said...

Wonderful capture...Hard to shoot these beauties as they are so tall...:) HAPPY cactus Monday!

Carolyn Ford said...

They have such unique personalities! I love them!

WorldLens said...

Beautiful picture. I saw one beginning to flower as I was walking my dogs this evening. They are lovely - but they're also tall, lol.

desertsandbeyond said...

Yes, they are VERY tall. And, since they are not native to our desert, yes...a permit is required. Saguaro theft here is a big problem, however!