What~besides the Grand Canyon~screams “Arizona”? The mighty saguaro, of course! And I realized that I’ve never posted a photo of a saguaro here yet. In fact, I didn’t have any photos of saguaros. So yesterday I went in search of the not-so-elusive cactus.
These photos were taken in Papago Park, the “jewel” of the Phoenix Park system, sort of our version of Central Park. It’s the home of The Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden, Hole-in-the-Rock, Hunt’s Tomb, many lagoons and trails, and covers 1,200 acres.
There’s quite a few on this small mountain and that’s just one little area.
And the classic saguaro in silhouette shot…with a little lens flare as a bonus.
Check out this saguaro; I’ve never seen one with so many arms. A five-armed saguaro is considered to be about 200 years old so I don’t know how old this one might be.