Hello Everyone

My photo
Tucson, Arizona, United States
My husband and I share our lives with six dogs and five cats outside of Tucson. I love taking pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mount Baboquivari As SeenFrom Our Acre (Center Background)

It is a sacred place for the Tohono O'Odham Nation. I never tire of looking at it.


Manzanita said...

That looks soooo steep. Can you climb it? Good photo.

BZ Training said...

What a great view! Does it snow?

Mariodacat said...

Another bootiful picture.

Desiree said...

Beautiful, silent, looming peak...lovely!

I really would like to know what kind of plant is in the foreground, Cherie? Is it also a type of cactus?

cherie said...

Yes, that is a Cholla Cactus, and they are also called Jumping Cactus because it seems as if they jump right on to your shoe or leg. They are mean! :0) But hey, it's their desert.

Desiree said...

Thank you, Cherie, for enlightening me about this unusual plant :) I think most cactuses (or is it cacti??) are to be avoided up close. My personal experience speaking here! I can't tell you how many times I got pricked, nastily, before I learnt my lesson :)

We have a few in a tiny bed beneath our side garage window and, when I worked in there to remove dead leaves that get themselves stuck on the thorns, I'd often not be wearing gloves and would imagine, foolishly, that if I were very, very careful, I could extricate them one by one without being attacked. The cactuses won each time!!!

Now I'm wiser, even though clearly a very slow learner ;)