Organ Pipe National Monument: A spectacular sunrise greeted us as we set off to explore the Sonoran desert. We had missed the carpets of spring wild flowers, but the scattering of colour accenting the desert drab had a quiet, less ostentatious beauty. Seguaro, Organ Pipe, and Chollo cacti dominated the landscape but smaller cacti, shrubs, and scattered wildflowers found their own niches on the bare sands and gravels.
Sunrise from our camp Desert poppy Saguaro, Ocotillo, Chollo cacti and various shrubs Teddybear Chollo (Cylindropuntia bigelovi) Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) Desert poppy Organ Pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) Organ Pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa) ? Contents
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Organ Pipe National Monument: A spectacular sunrise greeted us as we set off to explore the Sonoran desert. We had missed the car- pets of spring wild flowers, but the scattering of colour accenting the desert drab had a quiet, less ostentatious beauty. Seguaro, Organ Pipe, and Chollo cacti dominated the land- scape but smaller cacti, shrubs, and scat- tered wildflowers found their own niches on the bare sands and gravels.
Sunrise from our camp Saguaro, Ocotillo, Chollo cacti and various shrubs Puerto Blanco Drive, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Desert poppy Teddybear Chollo (Cylindropuntia bigelovi) Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) Desert poppy Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa) ? Organ Pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) Organ Pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) Dryed and decayed stem of a Chollo
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