22.3.11

Cruising on Saguaro Lake

Jim and I took a great 2 hour cruise on the Desert Belle on Saguaro Lake this Sunday.
This 10 mile man-made lake on the Salt River winds thru a canyon, marshland and desert,
which was so beautiful.
We  saw lots of birds, herons, hawks, buzzards, shore birds, as well as lots of ducks.
They have a pair of nesting bald eagles which we didn't get a chance to see.
It has one of only 8 known crested saguaros that have been found in Arizona. It is a wonderful way to spend part of an afternoon.


Into the canyon 



Volcanic cone
Crested saguaro..when the cacti is damaged this is how some try to heal that damaged area.

 



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3 comments:

Christa said...

What a beautiful sight ... wow ... so peaceful ... perfect way to spend an afternoon ... thought I would see pictures of you and Jim on the Desert Bell as well ...!!!
xoxo

Log Cabin Studio said...

Love the Volcanic cone.What a beautiful spot!!
xox

Kim Klassen said...

oh my word... what an incredible site to see... ummmm, wow.. breathtaking!!

thank you for all you share...xxo, Kim