A gorgeous but unusual sunset this evening.
In the shot below, I zoomed in on the Saguaro at the back of the scene.
Some cool clouds this morning and a promise of rain. We can hope!
(Canon 5D-IR, Canon 50mm 1.8 lens)
When Saguaro fruit is ripe, it literally explodes. This spews seeds everywhere. We’ve never witnessed it but I keep trying to catch it. The fruit is delicious and to this day is harvested by the Tohono O’odham. As you might imagine, it’s very difficult to reach. Click here to learn more about the process.
Or click here for an excellent video of the process.
Follow-up: Our mouths were watering after viewing the video so Chris found an old tree stake just long enough to knock off a few fruits. They were delicious! We’ll be eating more in the next week 🙂
Saguaro cactus seen from our guest room window.