Archive for the ‘Saguaro Cactus’ Tag

Saguaro Cactus Are Being Destroyed By The Bighorn Fire   3 comments

Ventana Canyon - Clouds-Edit-1-art-72Lower Ventana Canyon (02/20/15) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Bighorn Fire has been burning for days in Ventana Canyon.
I love hiking in this beautiful narrow canyon. The lower part of
this canyon contains a lot of desert plants, such as the saguaro cactus.
This Sonoran Desert signature cactus is not adaptive to fire.
Thousands have already been destroyed by the Bighorn Fire.
It may take hundreds of years to return, if at all. Sad, very sad.

— kenne

Ventana Canyon (1 of 1)_Art-72Ventana Canyon (Note Invasive Grass in the Foreground) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Twin Saguaro Towers   Leave a comment

Baby Jesus TrailTwin Saguaro Towers — Image by kenne

 

Crested Caracara   1 comment

Crested Caracara-Art-72Crested Caracara — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Crested Caracaras are large birds with wingspans up to four feet. Males and females have the same plumage:
a black-topped head, a bare, reddish-orange face, and a white neck. The back and wings
are dark browns to black; the legs and talons are yellow. The underside of the wings has white tips.
The underside of the blacktail has white at the rump.  In-flight, caracaras could be mistaken for black vultures.
(Arizona Daily Independent)

Recently, my friend and fellow Sabino CanyonVolunteer Naturalist Ned Harris shared some of his recent
images of crested caracaras. He is an amazing photographer!
Check out Ted’s Flickr account. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ned_harris/

Ned Harris_W5A3105Crested Caracara On A Saguaro — Image by Ned Harris

A Majestic Saguaro In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Phoneline 12-21-12A Majestic Saguaro On Photoline Trail, Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

A stately cactus

An august desert symbol

Loved by everyone.

— kenne

 

Saguaro Cactus — No Words Monday   1 comment

Saguaro Cactus-B&W-72Saguaro Cactus — B&W Image by kenne

 

Arizona Morning In The Sonoran Sun   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren at Sunrise-art-72-2Arizona Morning Cactus Wren On A Saguaro Cactus — Photo-Artistry by kenne

High thin clouds blanket the sky overnight

moving on as the sun warms the day to

the grinding sound of the cactus wren.

Will today become the first triple-digit

day of the summer, or will it be tomorrow?

The annual guessing game goes on.

— kenne 

Saguaros In Sabino Canyon   3 comments

Saguaro Cactus-9657-art-72Saguaros In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit,
and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.
A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild,
the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins
and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”

— Edward Abbey

How About A Little Hug My Dear   2 comments

Starpass Trail 2012Saguaro Cactus Forest — Image by kenne

How about a little hug
And kiss, my dear?

Oh no, we have to be careful
not to get the coronavirus.

— kenne

 

Saguaro Cactus — Black & White Photograph   1 comment

Saguaro Infered-DSC_4411-72Saguaro Cactus (Sabino Canyon Recreation Area) — Black & White Image by kenne

“I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won.

I found that while the camera does not express the soul,

perhaps a photograph can!”

— Ansel Adams

The Squeeze Is On   2 comments

The Squeeze is On-72“The Squeeze is On” (Saguaro Cactus in Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

This saguaro cactus is on the cliff-side of the Bluff Trail in Sabino Canyon.
It’s about two feet long and may have been around for a couple of decades now.
You may think the saguaro has a dilemma, being “stuck between and rock and a hard place.”
The crack in the cliff has provided protection for this young saguaro, so it should
keep on growing for years to come.

— kenne

Morning Sunlight — Saguaro National Park   Leave a comment

Saguaro Sunrise-art-72Morning Sunlight in the Saguaro National Park – East — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

High Contrast B&W Photo   Leave a comment

Tall Saguaro In The Sun-High Comtrast B&W-72Tall Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon — High Contrast B&W Photo by kenne

 

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