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This Is Why They Call It A "Forest" of Giant Saguaros

Saguaro Forest: Mike in Tucson, Mortgage Lender

~ Forest of Giant Saguaros ~

Dwarfed by Giant Saguaro: Mike in Tucson, Mortgage LenderSunday evening, and I took a break from NFL football to capture the last rays of the setting sun for my Active Rain blog ~ and for you. 

Late November sunset: Mike in Tucson, Mortgage LenderThe sunset was beautiful, but this view, looking away from the setting sun, captured my imagination. 

These Giant Saguaros are taller than telephone poles, and the camera doesn't do them justice. 

You'll get a better idea of their size from the photo on the right. 

Standing next to a Giant Saguaro, one feels small and insignificant.  In our "it's all about me" society, this probably is a good thing to experience once in a while.  It's one of the reasons I enjoy hiking in the Sonoran desert, alone with nature and its creatures.

If you haven't been to Saguaro National Park (West) it's something to put on your bucket list.  I took the photo above at the Visitors Center on Kinney Road, a few miles west of our home.

Call me if you're coming to Tucson.  I'll make time to share its secrets with you.  Make sure you bring a camera!


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.

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Comment balloon 17 commentsMike Jones • November 28 2010 11:22PM


Hi Mike, I think I have been to the Saguaro National Forest.  I will have to check my national passport book.

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) about 10 years ago


I am grateful for the chance to see what you capture with your camera. I am not sure how you captivate the colors of your environment and get them to come alive in your photos...but I am ever-thankful for the sharing of this beauty.

Posted by ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com ( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK ) about 10 years ago


Early morning and late evening light paint the landscape with vibrant colors.  Thanks for stopping by to comment!


Call next time you come to Tucson!  My Darlin' and I would love to show you around.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Mike, I remember seeing some Saguaros when I was in Tucson years ago...and remember thinking my goodness they grow big here :)

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate about 10 years ago

Hi Mike, I am adding this location to my bucket lst. This capture is just beautiful and so delighted you have shared this wonderful photo.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 10 years ago

Those are really wonderous plants, Mike. Thank you for sharing the many different features of your area.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 10 years ago


You're welcome!  I'll bet it's warmer in Florida than in Tucson right now.


You won't be sorry!


All of the saguaros you saw then are still here, and they're even bigger than you remember!  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago


I love it!

It never ceases to amaze me how such beauty exist and so many go through life acting blind.

Two ideas come to my mind:

Ansel Adams.

A line from John Wayne, near the end of "Chissam," I think. "No matter how far people go sooner or later they discover God has already been their."

Your sharded vision always makes me feel good!


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

Mike - These are spectacular. You have such a talent to capture inspiring images. Cheers to your continued moving eye.

Posted by Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale (Homes By Cross, Inc. ) about 10 years ago

They really are remarkable, aren't they? But being a Colorado mountain girl, it's hard to see them as a forest ! LOL

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) about 10 years ago

Been around them my whole life, but they still amaze me, especially in large numbers like this.   

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) about 10 years ago


I think these are worthy of being Award Winning Photographs! They are absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen the Forest of Giant Saguaros look so beautiful in color like that! Well done!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 10 years ago

That is a great picture of the dessert. What time was this shot taken?

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) about 10 years ago

Mike - these are really beautiful plants and the entire photo is amazing! Guess you don't have any of that snow that is further to your north.

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) about 10 years ago

Mike, where exactly is this?  You know, this year, they grow seed pods after growing their flowers last year.  I'm going to try to grow some in a terrarium.  I figure they'll be about an inch tall in three years or so, LOL. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 10 years ago

Hey Mike, beautiful pictures as always! I just got back from a road trip to West Texas and took along my iphone to record some interesting images. You have me taking some sort of camera just about every place I go these days!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Ah memories.  I once fell in love on a visit to AZ where I saw my first giant cactus.  Ah memories.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 10 years ago

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