Monday, May 2, 2011

parlay view parsnip...

parlay view parsnip..., originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

My Mondays post about what is going on around my home.

Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona
Located in the Tucson Mountains on the west side of the city, this
National Park embraces a variety of plants, animals and my favorite
the magnificent Saguaro Cactus.
A symbol of the American Southwest the Saguaro is a native plant of
the Sonoran Desert and it's primarily found in Southern Arizona.
The saguaro grows slowly about an inch a year to the height of 15 to
50 feet and can average 200 years old.
So when I see this massive amount of Saguaros clustered in one area it
is absolutely overwhelming beautiful !

Most of the world has forests of trees, we in Tucson have a forest of
Saguaros !

prickly. . . parsnip
music. . . Ain't No Saguaro In Texas, Reverend Horton Heat


  1. Ever get lost in that forest?

  2. Kirk...
    accidental pricked with the spines but never lost (yet)

    The photo doesn't do it justice.
    To see Saguaros everywhere so close to each other is mind boggling ! like a carpet of Saguaros.

  3. Your photographs are always so beautiful!

  4. It looks prickly all over.

  5. This whole landscape is just totally alien to where I live and looks so interesting.

  6. Norma...
    Thank You... Tucson is very easy on the eyes ! (if your wearing sunglasses)

    Yes it is ! I can attest to that !

    Maybe now you can understand why when you and Pat post about your homes and area landscape that I become such a tourist ! I adore where you both live ! So beautiful.

  7. Nice post. You do have a knack for seeing beauty where ever you are. I think I've told you that before but you are good at it.

  8. Beautiful. We just took our first trip to Arizona (Phoenix) and loved it. Wish we were closer and could go more often. I never realized the desert could be so beautiful and bountiful.

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  9. Carole...
    Awww... Thank you, nice that your "sorta" back with all that is going in your life. Hope your having a nice Mom"s days with all the family.

    So glad you got to visit Phoenix... not my favorite too much like a big city with all the concrete and freeways... But still a beautiful area. I like the more south western quiet beauty of Tucson.
    Thanks for stopping by.