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Silly Saturday Night Post: Can You Make A Saguaro By Twisting Balloons?

Can you make a saguaro by twisting balloons?Hiking down a wash south of the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum (it's a zoo) this afternoon, I came across two of the strangest saguaros I've ever seen.

I'll tell you about the Whale Tail saguaro in a moment, but this one on the right was my favorite of the day.

It looks like someone twisted a saguaro out of one of those long balloons that kids love.

My Darlin' says the one on the left reminds her of Mickey Mouse.  I see a family hugging each other. 

The whale tail saguaro

Now about the whale tail...

You can't make this stuff up with Photoshop! 

Doesn't the top of that saguaro look like a whale tail as the whale dives down for dinner?!





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Comment balloon 10 commentsMike Jones • January 30 2010 09:52PM


Mike,  Those are certainly two strange saguaros.  It makes you wonder what caused them to look so strange.  Thanks for sharing the photos.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) almost 11 years ago


I see the whale tale and the family, but I see how Mickey can be formed from the two ears. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 11 years ago

Terrific cactus - its interesting how there are always some that are so interesting.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago

I remember being told years and years ago, that when you see one that has skinny spots, it's kind of hard to describe.  Anyway, they said those were from the cactus going through some trauma, like drought, moving it.  But, I have no idea why they grow like that.  Bet Saguaro Natl. Monument could tell you.  (I think that's where I heard the other info) 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) almost 11 years ago


Great idea! I'll drive out to the visitor center and ask about it.


They are so very interesting, aren't they?  Why do they remind us of people?


Don't you think it's a little like watching clouds when we were kids, looking for animals and others in the shapes?


Thanks for being first to comment.  I wondered that myself.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago


I love your pictures !

The one on right looks to me like three people who gathered together and the other one like a long arm sticking out from the ground.Incredible !


Posted by Eva Erdmann, interior decorator (Lion International Inc.) almost 11 years ago


Thanks for saying so.  See you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Very interesting photograph. It makes you wonder what in the world causes the shapes to take the form they do?

Posted by John Thomas, EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA (E3 Green HOMES) almost 11 years ago

It is truly amazing what the human imagination can find in Mother Nature!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 11 years ago


Ain't it the truth!


I wish I knew.  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

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