Monday, February 03, 2014

Saguro National Park~West

I love this place!

We took the pass over the mountain from Tucson to get to it..

Up and over to the land full of the prickly giants..

We stop and do the nature walk..

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I take photos with my iPod and ToonCamera app…

I love how they look like paintings..

 

 

 

Here I am getting my nose pierced.

Heart…

Can you tell the tooned catctus from the non tuned?

I love the colors and textures of the aged Saguaro..

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We only have a few hours in the park..

The sun is getting low and not much light left for photos..

I could spend hours here…

I wish I had more time ..

 

Every Saugaro has such character…

Saguaro NP West_020  I toon a few..

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We continue our walk around the loop..

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The lighting makes my photos look like old postcards..

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I could wander around the Saguaro woods for miles never bored with what I see..

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The scene..the shapes of the Saguaro ever changing..

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The older Saguaros have beautiful colors..

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We leave the trail and drive a loop road thru the park…
 
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More photos..

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Saguaro NP West_083A gentle giant..

Watch out..it can pack a powerful prickly punch..

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Saguaro NP West_094I am losing light and take a few more photos....

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The sun is setting..

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Time to say goodnight Saguaro..

Goodnight…and thank you ….

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To the Saguaro Cactus Tree in the Desert Rain

   by James Wright
I had no idea the elf owl
Crept into you in the secret
Of night.

I have torn myself out of many bitter places
In America, that seemed

Tall and green-rooted in mid-noon.
I wish I were the spare shadow
Of the roadrunner, I wish I were
The honest lover of the diamondback
And the tear the tarantula weeps.
I had no idea you were so tall
And blond in moonlight.
I got thirsty in the factories,
And I hated the brutal dry suns there,
So I quit.

You were the shadow
Of a hallway
In me.

I have never gone through that door,
But the elf owl's face
Is inside me.

Saguaro,
You are not one of the gods.
Your green arms lower and gather me.
I am an elf owl's shadow, a secret
Member of your family.



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3 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Love the cactus and the pretty sunset shots.. Great poem! Have a happy day!

The Furry Gnome said...

What a totally different world!

Julie G. said...

So many beautiful sights. Love the interesting cactus sculptures! Looks like a great place to visit.

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