For this challenge, I was trying to find or take pictures of items in the house or man-made landmarks that were older than 50.
Then this morning, I learned that Saguaro cacti can live for about 200 years and they grow very slowly, reaching 1-1.5 inch after 10 years.
Some of them grow branches (or arms), which typically appear when they are about 95 to 100 years of age.
That information impressed me, remembering the ones I saw on my trips to Arizona and Mexico.
So I decided that’s what I would feature here, but it turned out I couldn’t find a really good picture of them.
The best one I found is the one below, which is very low resolution and in which unfortunately I managed to cut the top of it. 😦
Still… this Saguaro cactus with all of his arms seems to be much Older than 50.
This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Older than 50
(funny fact, the first time I participated on a Cee’s B&W challenge was for a Older than 50 theme too… ;o)
I wonder how old those cactus gets? Beautiful shot.
According to this site, if it has more than 5 arms the estimated age is 200 years!
Wow. Definitely older than 50 then! Thanks for researching. 😉