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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
As it snows and storms outside, a welcome diversion! I find all cacti interesting but there's something captivating about the saguaro forest around Tucson. While visiting Saguaro National Park (years ago, before it was a national park), I remember a newspaper clipping tacked onto the park's information board. The headline read something like "Saguaro cactus involved in double homocide". Seems a drunk yahoo with a shotgun drove out to the desert to kill himself a giant saguaro. He did, the...
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

GarryRF ·
I love to travel in the winter to hot countries - who doesn't ? But apart from the obvious reasons you get access to rare and strange fruit that just doesn't travel well. Star fruit, Custard apples, Salak and Prickly pears ! PRICKLY PEARS Delicious !!
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

Former Member ·
You actually can eat those fruits?
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

PHeymont ·
It may seem a little surprising, but yes…it’s food! I always wonder about things like this: Who was the first human desperate enough to try eating a spiny thistle (the one we call an artichoike!)
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

Travel Rob ·
Spending time in the Tucson area, I've learned to appreciate cacti even more. What amazes me is how many tall saguaro there are because it takes so long for them to grow.
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
I love the Saguaro forest around Tucson. Especially in the spring when the cacti are in bloom!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 31, 2014: Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Jean ·
Just visited this park on the advice of our daughter and Dr. Fumblefinger. Enjoyed it immensly. Beautiful photos taken on the trip. Maybe see some of my daughters photos soon.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 31, 2014: Saguaro National Park, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your nice note, Jean, and I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. We'll be starting to see some of your daughter's photos next month, and then onward in a regular basis. She's a very talented photographer, as I'm sure everyone will be seeing shortly.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 31, 2014: Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Dr.Y ·
Wonderful place! Must see someday.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 31, 2014: Saguaro National Park, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
You would enjoy it, DrY! It is a great spring break destination to visit with the kids. Nice weather -- not too hot -- with great scenery and lots of things to do. We can talk about it offline sometime.
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A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

PHeymont ·
 Even a non-artist like me can make you think of the desert with just a few squiggles of a felt-tip marker. See above? I did it already…and what does the trick is that everyone has seen the image forever, even though the cactus in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 31, 2014: Saguaro National Park, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting the saguaro cactus forest of southern Arizona almost as much as any of this state's great landmarks, including Petrified Forest National Park and Grand Canyon National Park .  The landscape intrigues me and no where is it better...
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Phoenix in the Distance: Amazing South Mountain Park

Samantha ·
Join Samantha on a visit to a Phoenix Point of Pride: the nation's largest municipal park.
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