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)
The past few weeks have been so crazy that I managed to select photos for the Bridges challenge, but never found the time to post them.
Ans today is the last day of the signs one, which I must confess I wanted to create even before I knew Cee would post a challenge about it.
So here it goes, 2 galleries, one for each subject.
So we cross:
Somewhere in Arizona…
Devil’s Bridge in Sedona. I did not dare to cross it, although there were some people doing it.
Red Bridge in Central Oregon
A green one and a red one, Central Oregon
From a different angle, Central Oregon
Bridge structure, Central Oregon
Just past below the ‘high’ ends of 520 floating bridge, Lake Washington, WA
520 Floating Bridge touching the water, Lake Washington, WA
Crossing our ways:
We could see some nice creatures crossing our ways on the roads, like deers…
… a combination of horses and people,…
… sasquatches… Wait! WHAT????
and geeks! (Oh, I see tons of those creatures indeed!)
Sometimes bigger vehicles that have more priority than us…
or smaller vehicles that also have more priority than us. Although… in this sign they’re actually the ones being warned about us!
This week I was browsing on some old pictures of mine and then I saw this one, that fits perfectly this challenge.
This as taken in Wupatki Pueblo, in Arizona, in 2006.
This week, Cee starts a new fun foto challenge series: which ways. For the first week, he way to go is the road.
So let’s get going and hit the road!
Road on fire – Arizona
Snowed road – Washington
Road trip – Central Oregon
Just road and nothing else – Lake Tahoe
Blocked road – Washington
Road towards th cloud – Washington
The road we left behind