Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm Back

Erica and I got back this afternoon after our quick trip to Arizona--more to follow, but here are a couple of photos from my brother and sister in law's Scottsdale front yard--humans added for scale!
Giant ocotillo which will be covered in gorgeous orange blooms in the spring. Ignore my dratted closed eyes in this pic.

And even more giant saguaro cactus!  Laura, my SIL, answered my question about its age by stating that it takes 70 years before the saguaro cactus plant develops one arm.  She thought this cactus was probably over 100 years old. 

More on this trip soon!


Pokey said...

Aren't cactus amazing? My Momma was raised in Arizona, and I was born there, but for me, it wasn't home. My Dad was military. Something thoughtful he did for Momma was always having a subscription to Arizona Highways, do you ever remember that magazine? Well, it was from the beautiful pictures in its pages that I developed an appreciation for cactus. You posting with yourselves standing near make a great reference!

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Darlene said...

You were in my corner of the world. teehee! Saguaros are amazing. In the Spring & Summer they have some beautiful blooms on the top and they remind me of people. Silly, I know. LOL

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I had no idea cactus grew so large! Amazing.

Cant wait to hear how the rest of the trip went.

Stephanie D. said...

That is amazing! Never knew how big those things were, and did not know that about growing arms!