Friday, September 12, 2008

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors Saguaro






My neighbor just up the street is so lucky! She actually has this gorgeous cactus in her very own yard! I've always wished I had a Saguaro, but will have to do with coveting my neighbors. I took these pictures at sunset the other night. I love the contrast between the sky and the cactus and I never tire of watching the sun set over the Saguaro.

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11 comments:

Denise said...

Great photos and pretty sunset behind the huge cactus. I shall enjoy looking at your other photos.

Louise said...

The last photo is especially terrific. I love the colors and clouds. Maybe you should hint about getting a saguaro for your birthday or other special event!

Mary Hughes Studio said...

The desert sky is great!!

Aiyana said...

Having been born in AZ, I have seen Saguaros my whole life, and any more, they just blend into the landscape. I have five Saguaros (about 5-6 ft. tall now) and I seem to see right through them. I think if I lived somewhere else though, I'd probably miss them somehow.
Aiyana

Deborah Godin said...

I can see where you would covet, they are amazing! Those holes in them always look to me like they make them fragile, or vulnerable to wind - but that must not be so if they live to grow so large -?

walk2write said...

It looks like the saguaro is waving a friendly welcome to us. I hope there is a special pardon regarding coveting just for gardeners, because I'm guilty too!

Rose said...

that last picture is to die for!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is a huge catus, are they pretty common where you live?

Gill in Canada

Brenda Jean said...

How beautiful! Too bad it doesn't produce babies for you to plant in your own yard:)

Dee said...

Thanks for your comments everyone!
Aiyana: now I can covet your Saguaro too! I hope you post about them sometime.

Deborah- they are tough even with the abuse some take from the birds. The inside is like wood- they really are trees of a sort. they live to be well over a hundred years old!

Gil: The Sonoran desert is the only place Saguaros live- that is so amazing to me!

The Tile Lady said...

Great pictures! We used to live in Tucson and have visited back in the area, and I know how neat it is to see saguaros in people's yards! Love your site and have bookmarked it!