Friday, May 22, 2009

Pima Canyon in the Rain (Tucson, Arizona)

Yesterday evening, I went hiking at Pima Canyon in the Catalina Foothills. A storm has rolled in providing a welcome respite from the 100+ degree temperature, so under an oil painting sky I fed my right brain.
The brooding sky cast a different light on everything. The bright, hot desert was transformed by water.
Towering to an impressive height, this unusual saguaro cactus caught my eye. Most saguaros develop arms after a certain height.
This last photograph is the only one not from Pima Canyon. I took it the night before my hike. It's a night-blooming cactus belonging to the crazy cat lady who lives downstairs. Look closely and you will see a few small raindrops still on the pedals.
If you're in the Tucson area, go hike Pima Canyon!

Pima Canyon Information:
  • Information on distances and trail conditions are at Hike Arizona.
  • The Coronado National Forest site has a rough map of the trail.
  • For driving directions to the Pima Canyon trailhead, click here.

2 comments:

  1. Great panoramic and low light shots you have here Ben... The second pic is my favorite... What an amazing cactus you have there...

    To the next adventure... :D
    Be well always.

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  2. Thanks Mark,
    The cactus here are amazing. The longer I live here, the more I grow to appreciate them.

    To the next adventure... I like the sounds of that!

    Ben

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