The camera that was AWOL has been FOUND! WHEW! Just in time for a family outing starting on Friday. I was not happy about having to purchase a new one...esp since I love this one so..AND I know how to use it! lolol I'm ashamed to say it was under HEAPS of debris in the back of my mini van. I'm about ready to PUNT that vehicle. I do love to be able to haul stuff around, BUT, I'm ready for something smaller, more fuel efficient, and , well...SPORTIER. That said, I do love to sit up a bit higher, so I may have to rethink the 'sporty' comment. Its also not my turn for a different vehicle, so all this is moot.
Just so this post is not picture-less, here are some cacti pictures I took at the Sonoran Desert Museum near Tucson at spring break.
This is a normal variation of the traditional saguaro cactus. You usually see them with the big arms skyward.
This is a cactus on its way out. The spines eventually bend over or fall flat on the desert floor.
this is a century plant. I think they CAN live up to a century, but once they bloom, they die. the one on the right is blooming. The one on the left HAS bloomed. I believe they belong to the agave family. I may have something quilty/sewing to post tomorrow, but dont' keep your fingers coossed...I am up to my armpits in cleaning house. Ick ICk ICK