Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pic Today 1/23/10

Thinking you'd rather be in Arizona?

Consider this . . . in the Sonoran Desert (where I shot this incredible saguaro cactus), at about 3,000-feet elevation, today's weather is almost exactly the same as here in St. Louis . . . cloudy, day time highs in the 40s, down to 34 degrees at night, maybe a little light rain.

If you're ever near Tucson, go visit nearby Saguaro Cactus National Park. These mighty cacti grow only in the Sonora Desert . . . reach heights of up to 50 feet, sprout mighty arms and efficiently store water to survive. Rain or not, they're able to flower each Spring, usually in May. (It's the Arizona state flower.)

Just don't bump into one of these big boys while you're hiking (ouch!), and don't ask me how to officially pronounce its name.

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