Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing the Giant Saguaros here in the southwest. Every single one is different. Take this one for example. Thirty-one arms!! The thing is massive.

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It has got to be well over 20 ft..... Which would be about 6 meters if your caching with someone from Canada!

If it weren't for the nearby cache, I don't think I'd ever see something so spectacular.

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Did you know... it takes a saguaro 75 years to develop a side arm!?

In other plant related things... We've had a lot of rain this winter and there were little flowers everywhere we went. Purple, yellow, orange and white ones. Of course I only managed to get a couple flower pictures.... at least they are pretty enough to share!

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10 comments:

  1. Impressive cactus! I never knew that they take that long to grow. I suppose it makes sense in such an arid clime.

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  2. Wow I have never seen such large cactus before.

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  3. I loved that cactus so much. I've been posting the picture of me with it all over the place.

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  4. @geonarcissa, :-) I saw it on geocaching.com!

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  5. Love the cacti pictures - especially that first one! I did know that they took a loonnng time to grow any arms - when I researched them for the blog when you sent the first cacti postcard.

    Sounds like you guys had a really nice day.

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  6. Terrific cactus pictures!

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  7. I miss seeing all of the awesome cacti...I do not miss falling backward into prickly shrubs while caching! Haha :D

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  8. @Theresa E. haha yeah the prickly stuff is not fun to fall into. I warned Geonarcissa that EVERTHING pokes. Not as many cacti to run into in Phoenix though!!

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  9. WOWZERS! that is really huge!!! I can't even imagine 47 now. Where is it? Beautiful photo too.

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