Snowmaggeden Saguaro

EiaEia Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 3,625 Major grins
edited March 4, 2019 in Landscapes

We had what they are calling 'snowmaggeden' last week. I have not seen so much snow.... it was quite amazing considering it is the desert. Nothing like walking around and sinking into the snow and on a cactus. We were in part of the storm; coming in sideways with almost no visibility. It stopped a little while making everything so crisp and white.









  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MASuper Moderators Posts: 12,783 moderator
    edited March 4, 2019

    It's amazing to see your photos of cactus in the snow!

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattleRegistered Users Posts: 1,156 Major grins

    Well, that's something you don't see everyday. Thanks for sharing. I like the second image best.

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,805 Major grins

    Very intersting. Well done. I'm with Phil, #2 is pure dynamite.

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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAAdministrators Posts: 11,572 moderator

    Holy Cow. Great pictures, but so sad to see the desert covered in snow like that!

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 7,838 Major grins

    That is unbelievable! Good shooting Anna Maria!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,516 moderator

    Thanks for the visuals. Dramatic pics, for sure. I had heard about all that snow (35 inches in some spots?) on the news. Any problem with snow like that on desert plants? I know saguaro are strong plants, but what about the wildlife and other plant species? Will they be OK?

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,670 Major grins

    Geez, I bet that was an experience for you!! I'm with the concensus - #2 is my favorite, although I may have cropped it a bit differently myself.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 2,674 Major grins

    Very nice!

  • toragstorags Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,464 Major grins

    Interesting... I like #3 best - it has some playing room... hiking contrast up might be interesting

    Nice captures

  • EiaEia Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,625 Major grins

    Thanks for your comments. The saguaro are very hardy but for humans tearing them down and fires; otherwise they will just get plump with all the moisture - even snow. on occasion i have seen a few that have fell because of too much moisture but not the norm. I have many more photos and cropped ones too... thanks again for your suggestions and comments.

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