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Saturday, March 14th, 2009
12:50 A.M.



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PHOTO HUNT 2009 THEMES


FOUR


When I read the theme for this week, I immediately thought of this one photo that I took about 7 or 8 years ago in the Arizona Sonoran Desert. It's just west of Tucson Arizona, before you begin to ascend into the Tucson Mountains heading toward the Western slope entering the Saguaro National Park. So I had to dig through the many albums of mine to find it and scan it for today. Dusk was upon us as we drove toward home and these candelabras ---called candelabras...the blossoms of the huge yucca plants, caught my eye and I had to pull off to the shoulder of the highway to take the photo. They were nearly silhouetted by darkness falling and a few hours yet before the moon disappeared over the horizon. It's one of my favorite pictures of the desert landscape. All the hot, dry heat, and yet nature can produce such awe in the beauty of the waxy, ivory-colored blossoms!! The depth and height of these magnificent creations is astounding...these particular yuccas are probably 10 to 12 feet high [300-365 centimeters]. And count 'em....there are FOUR!



55 comments :

  1. Lovely photo, and a beautiful awe inspiring place. We have Yucca like plants here in southern UK, but I think they are called cordalines, very similar leafage but the flowers are flatter and nearer the foliage. (Same waxy colour) We can only grow Yucca indoors.
    Thanks for a view of your photo.
    Love Granny

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  2. What A beautiful postcard photo. I can even see some stars. Wonderful.

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  3. No wonder it is one of your favorite pictures, it's gorgeous!!!! love those yuccas, ours bloom differently.
    Happy weekend :)

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  4. Great shot - it is amazing the beauty that can be found in the desert!

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  5. Gorgeous picture! I just love the colors, beautiful.

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  6. What a dreamy photo, plants, clouds, stars and all -

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  7. Yes. definitely four. Lovely photo, too!

    My Photo Hunter post is at
    East Gwillimbury Wow

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  8. absolutely brilliant shot that!

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  9. Oh WOW! My eye was drawn to the sky behind and that is beautiful as well.

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  10. Good Mornin' Anni,
    That isuch a beautiful photo of the plants. I've never seen them before, just pictures of them. I am in awe at the beauty fo GOD's creations sometimes. There is alot of beauty ouside if we only take the time to look. "THANK YOU" for sharing a beautiful photo with us. Take care my friend and have a great weeken. May GOD Blesss you adn yours.
    Love,
    Karen H.

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  11. Wow - I love it. Glad you dug it out for the hunt.

    Happy Weekend.

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  12. What a beautiful photo for this week's theme! :)

    Mine is up too!
    Have a great weekend :)

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  13. Wow! I dont believe I have ever seen this plant...it's beautiful! You are such a talented person friend! Photographer,knitter, artist...and beyond! thanks for visiting my hunt today

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  14. Beautiful picture. I live here in the desert and they truly are a spectacular sight. You captured is beautifully in your picture. Hugs, Marty

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  15. That is very pretty! I did my first PH today! You have visited my brothers Kimo & Sabi before - I hope you visit me too!

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  16. It's very beautiful, you should frame it and hang it up !

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  17. What a beautiful photograph!

    Thanks for stopping by my recipe blog this morning. I have visited your blog before via mutual blogging friends! I also have another blog that I just recently set to private. Id love to add you to my friends! If youd like an invitation to it just email me at:iluvmynonna@yahoo.com
    have a great weekend! Spring is just around the corner!!

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  18. What an amazing photo - we certainly have nothing like that here in Canada. We are still under two feet of snow. Spring is very slow coming this year. I enjoyed reading your blog. Come and visit me at www.forheartandhome.blogspot.com

    Sandi

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  19. We have Yuccas here, but I don't believe I've ever seen them do this. Possibly ours are a different variety or maybe our climate (much more temperate than a desert) suppresses this kind of growth.

    Spectacular!

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  20. Anni,

    An awesome shot. The blooms are beautiful and I love the sky and the moon in the background. You did a great job with this one.

    Have a great weekend with Bud. I'm sure you will be staying close to home with all the kids in town for Spring Break. I don't envy you.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  21. Is this a kind of pine? They are so lovely.

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  22. Such a beautiful photo, so peaceful! Very nice :)

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  23. I can see why you love it. The colors are breath-taking! Simply beautiful.

    Here's my four.

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  24. This is the second yucca blossom photo I've seen this weekend -- and only the second time in my life I've seen them! I think I need to go to the dessert to see all those beautiful plants.

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  25. What a memory you have! Your photo is gorgeous.

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  26. Wow! Great, great shot! Some photos are worth the effort, eh?

    I moved my Photo Hunters to my new photo blog. Please visit if you can!

    http://ilovenewyorktravel.net/photo-hunters-4/

    Have a great weekend!

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  27. Thank you for this stunning photo from my "other home" that will always live in my heart, the Sonoran Desert. I'm so glad that you understand and have lived in it's beauty. I, too, have been known to stop my car for a good photo op !!

    Peace be with you.

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  28. they are very lovely, i was in home depot this morning and was ogling one yucca with lust :)

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  29. Oh lovely. My favorite of the day. The yucca holds a place very near and dear to my heart.

    Gave you a shout- out. Come by and see.

    Happy Hunting!

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  30. Wow! Now that's a great photo for this week! :)

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  31. Wow! Now that's a great photo for this week! :)

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  32. Wow, that is pretty! I love the background. How are you?

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  33. What a cool photo! The yucca look a little bit alien. I think I read somewhere that you can wash with yucca somehow.

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  34. Beautiful picture of one of my favorite places - Sonoran Desert. You did a great job capturing the gloaming. I love the misty moon.

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  35. a magnificent pic. worth all the trouble to look for us. thanks. have a great week ahead

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  36. That's a wonderful shot! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  37. What an amazing photo of the yuccas. We have them growing in the garden, but they're only young and won't flower for a few years yet. Can't wait till they do...

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  38. Gorgeous shot! Such a startk contrast to the foliage we have in around here and so beautiful. Nicely done.

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  39. people have yucca in there yard here but they don't get that tall lucky if they make 3 feet most of the our only about a foot tall.

    Coffee is on.

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  40. Lovely pic and interesting accompanying explanation that makes the photo itself all the more interesting too! :)

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  41. What a gorgeous picture and so perfect for the "four" theme today!

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  42. Very nice photo you got there. Happy weekend.

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  43. lovely photo annie...

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  44. Beautiful picture!!! Thanks for dropping by.

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  45. Anni, that is one awesome shot! Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

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  46. they look like hair ornaments decorating the hair do in my country in the old days

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  47. I think it's a breathtaking shot. I love the dream-like background. Beautiful!

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  48. great take on this week's theme :)
    nice yuccas

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  49. What a lovely photo of the Yuccas :) I am sure the place was magnificent :)

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  50. What a beautiful photo! Swing by mine and come meet my 4 wonderful sisters. Have a great week,....... and Happy St. Patricks Day to you too.

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