In response to today’s blog post prompt, I chose this silhouette of a saguaro cactus. When these grow in the desert, they are almost always in close proximity to a Palo Verde or Mesquite tree, as in this image.
Everyone needs a buddy, including the might Saguaro. Have a blessed and beautiful weekend!
This photo is right outside of our back yard. It’s a variety of the Cholla cactus and it likes to find open skin. In fact, it jumps at the chance to do so. Literally. When we first moved here, we were looking at houses and ventured around to look in the back windows of one place. All of a sudden there were about five of these spiny chollas stuck to my ankles. And you can’t just pull them out. You have to be so careful or they’ll work their way into your hands as you do.
There should be signs posted around the desert that say BEWARE OF THE CHOLLAS.
So you’re probably asking yourself, “why would anybody in their right mind live in the Arizona desert?” Good question … if you find the answer let me know. I’ll be packing for someplace by the ocean, preferably on the beach 🙂 Hmmm … Ventura sounds nice right now. Namaste.