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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

ABC Wednesday / "X"

My ABC Wednesday word for "X" this week is xerophyteXerophyte is any of various desert plants, such as the cactus, sagebrush, yucca, and agave, that store up water or give off very little to the air.


Therefore, this Saguaro is my post for this week.  I photographed this "cactus with personality" just north of Phoenix, Arizona  in late November.

11 comments:

RuneE said...

How I wish I had some of those around now (then it would also have been a bit warmer...)

Happy New Year!

Roger Owen Green said...

Must only be about 50 degrees warmer there than here!

photowannabe said...

I have learned so many X words today. Great choice. Beautiful cactus with personality.

Jay said...

That cactus certainly does have personality, doesn't it?

After visiting the desert and seeing cacti in their natural habitat, I have begun to feel rather sorry for my little captives, in their pots. :(

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Carolyn,
i love these wonderful cactus characters.

Stine in Ontario said...

You are making me wish I were vacationing in Arizona right now. LOL

I wish you all the best in 2010!

John`s Photography said...

Nice shot.
Happy New Year !

Carol said...

Beautiful shot...with nice light...

Rinkly Rimes said...

I think all cacti have personalities! It must be those stumpy gesticulating arms!

KMOYMAMA said...

Xerophyte is a new word for me. The cactus in the photo is beautiful. It is one of the scenes that we never see here in our country.

Tumblewords: said...

What character the Saguaro has. I spent a little time in that area and hold fond memories of the types of cacti, the wonderful rocks and the hugely blue sky. Great X post!