Cradled, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Big ol catus

When Tall & Handsome and I where on our trip to Arizona the camera got a good workout. We took more pictures than I could actually include in one blog.

Today’s picture is another picture of cacti (and a palm tree in the background if you look close enough). Here a Prickly Pear cactus is cradled by two Saguaro cacti.

This picture goes to illustrates how huge cactus can grow…and I mean enormous! The Prickly Pear can reach about 5 feet and has edible parts.

The Saguaro can reach about 40 feet in height. The Saguaro Cactus lives about 200 years. They do not begin to grow their “arms” until they are baby and “teen” cactus…when they are between 50 and 100 years old. They also dominate the landscape. Cactus are to Arizona and the southwest what azaleas are to the South.

Hope you enjoy the picture of the day.

© 2009 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

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Filed under Arizona, Cactus, Plants, Photography, Prickly Pear, Saguaro Cactus, Southwest, Tall & Handsome

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