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Arizona Desert Photos
(Rincon Mountain Region and Saguaro National Park East - September 20, 2008)

Arizona Desert I went out in the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson this morning.
Arizona Desert

Arizona Desert

The desert floor.
Arizona Desert At the base of the Rincon Mountains.
Saguaro Arizona Desert Two attractive saguaros.
Arizona Wilderness

Arizona Desert

More views from the trail I was on.

The wild blooms were doing well after a lengthy monsoon season. It only rained once this week. You might have to go back to 1983 to tie that!

Life was everywhere. Sorry, no reptiles or mammals this time, only insects! :-D



Photographing these was a major highlight. I love seeing new saguaro arms sprouting!
Pay attention out there. The Sonoran Desert is never a Disneyland.
A very fat and misshappened Mammillaria.
Golden Barrel Cactus

Golden Barrel Cacti

Golden Barrel Cactus

I fear these are the last wild blooms of the season! March is a ways away!
New cholla from deadwood.
Ocotillo Leaves Autumn in Tucson: The changing of the ocotillo leaves.
It never ceases to amaze me where saguaros can grow!

-These photos were submitted by Joel Smith in Tucson, Arizona. His web site is


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