Saguaro National Park. Where You Can’t Hug the Trees, But You Can Stand Next to Them.
The enormous cactus shown here, easily over 20-feet tall, is anywhere from 150-200 years old. Probably older. These plants begin to produce flowers only in mid-life, between 35-75 years old. Here we are looking at a serious ancestor. I placed my boys into the shot to offer a sense of scale. I could think of no other way to wow you with the enormity of this established tall cactus. When you see others saguaros in upcoming posts, you’ll have a better idea of the height of the subjects with many arm appendages and flowers in bloom.
Mother Nature at its Best, Thanks.
Love the “Jazz hands”!!! Great post
John, thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the encouragement so much (R).