Sunday, February 22, 2009

Organ Pipe National Monument in Arizona

This is a saguaro cactus, probably upwards of 150 yrs old.



This is the view from Bull Pasture, 800 ft up from the valley floor.



These are the leaves of the Occotillo, a stick-like succulent.


Panorama from a hill top about a mile from our camp.



The other 180 degree view panorama from a hill top about a mile from our camp.


Panorama from the Ajo Mountain drive.


Talk about an awesome February break! Aurora got a chance to head down to the Sonoran Dessert for her break from school last week. Came home on the red-eye, landed at 9am, played HOCKEY at noon... what an amazing way to end a great week.

Here are a few of her marvelous images from her trip. Annotations are Aurora's.

To see a complete array of Aurora's images, click here.

8 comments:

About Me... said...

Oh Aurora! Your photos are wonderful and it sounds like you had a great time! I'd love to see more - I've never been out west or to the desert so I'm happy to soak up as many pictures as you want to share!

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Anonymous said...

Your photos are awesome! I get a real sense of the expanse of earth
and sky, sort of like we get at the beach. Can't wait to see more of your
pictures and to hear the stories of your trip.

Love,
Granny

Cheryl Schaefer said...

Aurora, the pictures are terrific. Aren't the cactus amazing? I love the desert and enjoyed being taken back for a visit through you. Hugs! Cheryl

Anonymous said...

love your pictures, you brought back many great memories for me,as well as recording what a unique area you visited. Love, Grandma

Anonymous said...

love your pictures, you brought back many great memories for me,as well as recording what a unique area you visited. Love, Grandma

Anonymous said...

Aurora,

Your photos are amazing! It's wonderful that you had an opportunity to visit the desert. We know a little about the feeling of wide open space which you experienced and we're happy that you embraced all of it with such enthusiasm and spirit. Your photos are terrific & they call to us to make a return trip in the near future. Thanks!

Love,
The Abbeys

Toshiki and Maryszka said...

What a photographer!