My holiday cacti and succulents.(1)

I know it’s been a while since our vacation in Arizona and I have several posts here about our vacation but I wanted to make a special of the cacti  and the succulents I saw over there. I loved seeing them in their own habitat !

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OPUNTIA-ON- THE- ROCKS

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THE WORLD FAMOUS SAGUARO, IF YOU KNOW THEY GROW ONLY A FEW INCHES EACH YEAR CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW OLD THIS ONE IS ? THE FIRST ARM GROWS WHEN HE IS 100 YEARS OLD !!!!

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AGAVE

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OPUNTIA SANTA RITA

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AGAVE

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AGAVE

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AGAVE TEETH

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EUPHORBIA

 

 

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ON THE LOOK OUT

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THIS HAIRY CACTUS IS CALLED  : OLD MAN OF THE ANDES

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THIS IS THE FAMOUS MOTHER-IN-LAW’S CHAIR

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I think I’ll have to do more than one blogpage about this cos I still have so many to show.

Have a great week all !

 

 

 

 

 

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SONORAN DESSERT ARIZONA

We visited the Sonoran dessert last March whilst on holiday in Arizona, it’s a great place and not too hot yet in Spring. In Summer the heat must be unbearable !!! I loved every second of it !

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THOSE SAGUARO CACTI WERE REALLY IMPRESSIVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ONLY GROW A FEW INCHES A YEAR.

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THEY LOOKED ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AGAIST THE BLUE SKY.

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THE SONORAN DESSERT STILL LOOKS VERY WILD.

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CACTI EVERYWHERE

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LOTS OF WILDFLOWERS

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FLOWER BUDS AND FRESH NEW LEAFS FOR THIS OCCOTILLODSC02099

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A SPIDER HOLE IN THE GROUND, BUT I DIDN’T SEE THE SPIDER.

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CACTI PARADISE FOR ME

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OCCOTILLO

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RIPENING BERRIES ON A SUCCULENT PLANT WHO GREW ON A TREE

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BEAUTY EVERYWHERE

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STUNNING VIEWS

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LUCKILY FOR MY HUB THERE WERE BIRDS TOO

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OPUNTIAS

We loved the peace and quiet, when you go on vacation in  Europe there are crowds everywhere so you can’t take a decent picture !

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting, don’t forget to enjoy your garden or balcony !

 

 

 

 

 

WALNUT CANYON ARIZONA

On our way to Phoenix we visited Walnut Canyon, a beautiful piece of nature. You could see where people lived in the old days, they just had a hole in a mountain, that must have been really uncomfortable !

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NATURE WAS VERY ROUGH AND PURE THERE, UNFORTUNATELY WE COULD NOT DO THE HIKING BIT COS OF MY TERRIBLE FEET SO WE WALKED ARROUND THERE AND DISCOVERED  SOME BEAUTIFUL GEMS.

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LIKE THIS BIRD

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AND THESE CACTI HIDDEN UNDER A TREE

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AGAVES

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OPUNTIAS

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AND ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL BIRD

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LOTS OF DEAD TREES USED BY BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS AS YOU CAN SEE

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ANIMAL DROPPINGS..

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Have a great week all !!