Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Got a Foothold - Wordless Wednesday

It just amazes me how plants here in the Sonoran Desert can gain a foothold anywhere. These pictures are of a barrel cactus growing out of solid rock.

Taken during a mid-day hike.

Shortly before sunset on a separate day.

Yep, that's the moon in the background.

© 2011, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. I can't get a "true" size on the cactus in my mind. It looks monstrous, but that could just be a "trick of the eye".
    Maybe a person standing next to it would help.

  2. My son and I were just talking about cactus the other day and how much water they hold. We will be in desert areas in May and I am REALLY looking forward to seeing scenes like yours and getting into some warm weather ;-)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm jealous. I love deserts!

  4. I almost took identical photos the other day on Silly Mountain. I wondered the same, how DO they do that??

  5. Wow! Mother Nature is amazing what way. Thanks for sharing.

  6. A tiny little crack is all they need I guess, but how beautiful! Nice photos!