I used to be irrationally scared of the mighty Saguaro cactus. I thought that maybe one day they could become possessed, come alive and grab me with their big arms and kill me. (Incidentally this would make a great Dr Who-esque horror movie. Don't you think?). 🌵🌵🌵🌵
However, whist they still are not be the soft and cuddly friend you may be hoping to meet deep in the desert, they are growing on me and now my biggest cactus-related fear is that might trip over and fall into one of the spikey buggers. Far more likely an eventuality.
More of Helen's fun facts... A saguaro doesn't even get his arms until it is about 15 feet tall and around 75 years old! Then, count around 25 years per arm. So yeah, this guy is one old, wise cactus of around 150 years old. Pretty cool, huh? #Arizona #absolutelyscottsdale #cactus #saguaro #mothernature