Ironwood in the desert

For a woman raised in New York and living in Massachusetts, the desert is another world. The colors of the sky. The mountains jutting into the sky and giant cacti growing across the landscape. We have spent two vacations in Arizona and each has been glorious.

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  1. These are magnificent shots, Marilyn! I love the saguaro cactus at sunrise (I think), and the glorious sunset. I had to chuckle as I read through the paragraph about the mountains jutting up from the desert and the cactus growing across the landscape — followed by a shot of mountains and telephone poles! Made me wonder if they couldn’t use the cactus to substitute for phone poles!


    1. I just liked the way the poles disappeared into the desert. It was like some old western movie about the telegraph. I have a lot of saguaro pictures, but I couldn’t find a favorite. I have SO many pictures from Arizona, I have to sort through them. I have a few hundred I’ve never done anything with yet.

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      1. I don’t think you can do better than the first shot in this group — the saguaro with the sun behind! The poles disappearing into the desert is a great shot too!


    1. For me, too. The desert in Israel wasn’t like our southeastern desert. The Sonoran is big. It takes up most of Arizona and a pretty big piece of Mexico, too. The mountains are jagged and rocky. Not soft like our mountains here. Probably closer to your mountains than ours.

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