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#TreeSquares 10: Saguaros, the Tree-Like Cacti

Now remember if a daily #TreeSquare sounds daunting, it is okay to join weekly or even just pop in occasionally with your trees. The frequency and content of your squares entirely depends on you and your blog. The only absolute rule for joining in with Squares is that your photograph must be square in shape! 

Becky B.

In this month’s square’s challenge I will start at home and spiral farther and farther from home to share different tree species in my travels. Since trees count for FOTD, all of these posts will work for both Becky B’s Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day, #FOTD.

Thanks so much Becky for also joining in in #PPAC, Cee’s and my new adventure, Photographing Public Art Challenge. I’m also submitting this to Natalie the Explorer’s Coffee Share this week. She has a park full of adorable public art.

Arizona Saguaros and Misfits

This first tree is not in Saguaro country, it’s right in downtown Prescott, where trees, like people, bend over backwards to be nice to you.

In March we made several trips from Prescott south on Highway 17 to Phoenix and Scottsdale. On our first trip, the sheer number of saguaros caused me to take out my cell phone and try to capture them as we whizzed by at 75 + miles an hour. The results were not pretty, but there is no where to pull off and take pictures safely.

Saguaros on Highway 17 South from Prescott

Once you see the Bumble Bee sign, Saguaros start appearing along the freeway.

There are at least 7 places to be able to stop and see Saguaros. Most are between Phoenix and Tucson.

  • Cave Creek, AZ, northeast of Phoenix
  • Saguaro National Park – near the Museum near Tucson (over 2,000,000)
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – 20 minutes from downtown Tucson
  • Sabino Canyon Recreation Area – 15 minutes from downtown Tucson
  • Arizonian RV Resort – west of Phoenix in the town of Gold Canyon
  • Carefree Desert Gardens – 40 minutes from Phoenix
  • Desert Botanical Garden – 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix

I took this picture from the car as we drove into Scottsdale.

The bird liked this prickly saguaro.
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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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