Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Reach for the sky!

Everyone recognizes a saguaro. It is the cactus that has arms reaching skyward (usually) and it populates the Sonoran desert. My friend Altadena Hiker suggests that saguaros are always giving her the finger.
She just might be right!
Shado and I hiked this morning. Our mission was to find saguaros with droopy arms. 
But we had no such luck.
So we contented ourselves with photos of birds and a few blooms and many cacti doing 
the "manos arriba" routine.

Even dead saguaros maintain their upright skeleton.
Karin, if we ever find a 'tired saguaro', we will let you know!


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I saw one on my way to Phoenix in December. Somewhere between Wikieup and 17 on 93. Kind of like a needle in the haystack, huh?

altadenahiker said...

A+++. Enjoyed that muchly. Manos arriba, indeed. (What a great and glorious backyard you have.)

Anonymous said...

I think I've heard that in the old western movies. Today it's more and more shooting.

Anonymous said...

I meant of course manos arriba.

Stella said...

I am not sure I would like the desert with all those picky cactus things growing everywhere. I am not even that crazy about evergreens but I love, love, love big leafy trees and we have lots of them where I live.


Thérèse said...

That's why it is always fun to hike in the desert. Every single time something different pops up in front of our eyes.

Naturedigital said...

Great Photographs of the cacti and the birds ..
Happy easter Brenda..

Anonymous said...

It does look like we're being flipped off! LoL!

BTW: My photos aren't Dogwoods, they're Flowering Pears, but they do resemble Dogwoods!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What beautiful pictures.. We never thought of them as flipping us off but you have something there.. he he

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sam said...

I think we've got a couple on the way to the park - I will try and get you a few shots and send them your way.


Clif said...

Greetings from a fellow Arizona blogger. I really enjoyed your pictures and prose!