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!
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