Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Saguaros


moon and saguaro blossom 10/24/2013






Gila woodpecker














Blooming cacti can still be found in the fall though they are few and far between.  Autumn seems like a quiet season in the desert compared to summer.

16 comments:

angryparsnip said...

I love Saguaros. I have several small ones growing under their protective nurse Paloverdes.

cheers, parsnip

betty manousos said...

simply gorgeous! that second one is so impressive:)

Loree said...

They grow really tall don't they? Lovely shots.

cieldequimper said...

That's a zebra, lol! Beautiful woodpecker and oh the moon!

Janie said...

I always enjoy seeing the birds' attraction to cacti. Great photos!

Chris Rohrer said...

That is a fantastic shot of the moon and saguaro. It's such a great time of year here right now. Great temps with lots of nice hikes:)

betchai said...

quiet and very beautiful, love those saguaro shots

Barb said...

Love the saguaros with Moon, shadows, and birds!

rainfield61 said...

Quietly beautiful.

Candace said...

It's still beautiful year-round, though, especially since there's no white stuff on the cacti (usually).

Thérèse said...

Time for the saguaros to take a well deserved rest...

Angelikas Photographic Sketchbook said...

So beautiful. You've shown me a very different aspect of the desert. Great how the birds make their nest in the cacti.

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Φανταστικές εικόνες, μπράβο!

ladyfi said...

Just gorgeous!

Celeste said...

I thought I was imagining things when I saw one of my saguaros flowering recently, clearly not :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely close ups of cactii & great captures of the wood pecker !