Speaking of Ocotillos, they are my second-favorite desert plant. Most of the time they are just annoying sticks with stickers that look dead.
Then, all of a sudden, they turn green with little tiny leaves. I don't think they stay this way for very long. They do bloom, but I haven't gotten close enough to get a picture.
This is a close up of new growth starting on an old Saguaro. This is the same Saguaro I'm standing next to in the picture above.
Finally, the sun set. We got a couple of nice pictures.
Every Saguaro is different, after awhile I can recognize them individually.
There is a dead Saguaro right next to a living one.
I haven't gotten tired of seeing these sunsets yet!