THINK about this one: A bright DESERT Rainbow streams its light down behind this huge tree-like Saguaro Cactus that is GLOWING GOLD in the light. Research via DdO:) - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/sky-lights - It doesn't rain much in the desert. So what was statistical chance of photographer capturing Nature's glory?! This largest cactus in US is only in S Arizona W Sonora, Mexico; a few in SE Calif. A 10 year old plant might only be 1.5 inches tall- not much rain!
Saguaro National Park Tucson, AZ. It takes up to 75 years for a Saguaro to grow one side arm. Most grow 40-60 ft high with a 10 foot girth and may live for more than 150 years. Enjoy the beauty and wildlife: road runners, coyote, bats, quail, scorpions and beautiful flowers on the way to the Sonora Desert Museum.
Saguaro in Bloom Photo by Todd Naskedov The Saguaro (/səˈwɑroʊ/), Carnegiea gigantea, is an arborescent (tree-like) cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea, which can grow to be over 20 m (70 ft) tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Sonora, and the Whipple Mountains and Imperial County areas of California. The saguaro blossom is the State Wildflower of Arizona.