2nd of May, 2011
Curved billed thrasher atop a blooming saguaro.
During the short blooming season sevral species of birds visit the saguaro.
A near ancient looking patina forms on the aging cacti as they fade towards old age.
Broken limbs scar, heal and regrow in amazing circus like shapes towering 40 ft. overhead.
The woody and fibrous structure of dead saguaro remain for years after they die.
Some of the large specimens have upwards of 7 separate column like structures.