Friday, April 3, 2009

Saguaro sky


During a walk around my neighborhood at dusk I discovered my neighbors lovely Saguaro is starting to bud out. I thought the moon and the buds made for a great picture for SkyWatch Friday. As I walked up close to it I heard noises inside- it was alive with bird sounds coming from within the cactus. This Saguaro has lots of holes that must led to inner nests- it was so cool standing there hearing and almost feeling the vibrations of the birds.

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12 comments:

Teri C said...

That is an awesome shot with the Saguaro, sky and moon.

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful pictures. How neat the birds live in the saguaro cactus.

Deb said...

I love those photos! what a fun site to see on your walk

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

I love the shots... fantastic . For a minute I thought the little white saucer like object in the sky is a UFO ..... cheers! ~ bangchik

Phoenix C. said...

What a wonderful photo of the saguaro and the moon! Those saguaro cacti must have a real presence - I'd love to see them in real life.

I love the fact that the birds actually live inside the cactus.

Abe Lincoln said...

I lived in Tucson in 1952. A one main drag city with the bus station downtown one block from the YMCA. I used to sleep on the bench downtown one or two blocks from the bus station. I think it was on the UofA grounds or the library. Don't remember which. I worked as a window trimmer for an elegant department store, then called, Levy's of Tucson. And I panned for gold in canyons either on or beside Mt. Lemon. A long time ago when Tucson was still a small place.

Diane C. said...

How neat that you heard bird sounds coming from the saguaro. I wonder what kind of birds they were. I've seen woodpeckers making holes and I've seen an owl nest between the saguaro arms.

Bengbeng said...

this is so fascinating. i didnt realize birds can live inside cactus.

Guy D said...

I love these shots with the cactus, well done.

Cheers!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Claude said...

I love saquaros... fascinating plants. And I'm outside their growing range. I'm jealous that you live where you can actually see them every day...

Deborah Godin said...

That was a great idea to shoot the cactus with the moon - it's a wonderful photo. And to hear all the busy-ness inside must have been an extra treat!

Melissa said...

Love the first pic!! Cool shot!