Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday in Tucson... Saguaro

Christmas in Tucson, Arizona.
I live in the Sonoran Desert.
Christmas here are very different from what is the visual norm
 we usually associate with Christmas and winter.
Winter storms do flow in for a day or so but then it is sun, blue skies and temperatures
in the high 50's to high 60's
Even without below freezing days, snow, ice, snow drifts engulfing cars and homes
we do get in the Christmas spirit.

Every year the Tucson Medical Center decorates their many Saguaros with Santa Hats.
I did a photo drive-by on Monday of one small parking lot but I want to go back.

So kawaii !
This Saguaro is a home for a Cactus Wren or if we are really lucky
a very tiny (5 inched tall) Elf Owl

No baubles, tinsel or lights

just Santa Hats !

woof what is this I see 
saguaro. . . parsnip
music. . . It Feels Like Christmas, OST, The Muppet Christmas
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  1. I love the cacti with the hats! Fabulous!

  2. Funny and sunny! Snow here and bloody freezing. I'm not laughing each time I step outside.

  3. I could love Christmas in the desert!

  4. I think the Santa hats are a delightful touch!
    Buster thinks so too!


  5. Love it! We need to get our Christmas decs sorted!

  6. very cute! florida has lots of decorated palm trees.

    woof to the square boys!

    smiles, bee

  7. I adore the Santa hats on saguaros at TMC and I wonder how they get the hats way up there!

  8. It's a completely different sort of environment than we're used to...

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  10. Ccan't be easy to position the hats I'm thinking.