Take a Stand

Today’s photo is a stand of saguaros.  It just looked like it needed an “old west” effect.  There’s a place here called Old Tucson Studios, where many old west films were made.  John Wayne spent quite a bit of time there while filming Rio Bravo and McLintock.  Word has it that he admired the saguaro cactus.  (I had such a huge crush on the Duke).  So there you have it, Pilgrim.

Does anybody know how long it takes one of these arms to grow?  Namaste’

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12 Comments

  1. Isn’t it like a 100 years or a very long time? Some cactus is very pretty but in general I hate. It, that and palm trees.

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  2. For some reason whenever I come across sagauro, individually or in groups, my day turns lighter. How can you take yourself too seriously when these guys are there to mock you? They’re so human, even with multiple “arms”. And your texturing is perfect!

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  3. I agree with all of the above comments. Yesterday, I noticed one on the side of the road in bloom which tells me I need to get out of town into the desert or get to the Desert Botanical Gardens where I can shoot pictures in safety.

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    1. Staying safe is important; I’ve wanted to get many shots but just knew I’d get run over. All the saguaros are starting their cresting now. Just beautiful. We almost need a ladder to get to the top for the best shots 🙂 Be well and stay blessed, Mona.

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