|Maybe a Harris hawk nest?|
This one wild and precious life! Some days I'm awake enough to know none of this is ordinary. Not my life, and not yours.
I went out poking around in the desert.
You often see young saguaros thriving in the company of shrubs, usually mesquite and creosote.
They need the shade of these "nurses" to get their start. Then, like that wretched boy in The Giving Tree, the saguaro demands the ultimate sacrifice.
|The desert is harsh.|
|This bush was just lucky. Not so this cactus, who started being teased at the age of twelve.|
I've heard people say that the desert is desolate. The Sonoran Desert is anything but desolate. We love it here. The saguaros are always saying something ridiculous.
|Cactus wren nest in "jumping" cholla|
|A Barrel of Fun!™|
I think this indicates the land was once BLM land. Now? I don't know. There isn't any signage. Maybe that's why the cacti are always waving their arms. Hey you kids, get off my lawn!