We interrupted our trip to Orlando by stopping for Sabbath between Phoenix and Tucson.
We explored the countryside today under lovely skies, 78 degrees, a light breeze, and 11% humidity….
Desert as far as the eye can see, cactus everywhere…careful where you step!
But all is not lost. Even cacti have flowers now and then…and you know what comes with flowers….
What a place! Hardy doesn’t begin to describe what it takes to live out here!
We had so much fun exploring back roads outside Tucson…stopping when we saw color, stopping to admire the many, many variations of the saguaro (səˈwɑroʊ) cactus, and stopping to take in the view of miles and miles of prickly pear and other strange cacti. Notice the holes in the saguaro in the second photo below…probably made by woodpeckers for nesting purposes, which are usually taken over by other birds the next season.
We finished our tour in the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains that overlook Tucson, in a forest of saguaro cacti.