Last weekend, we revisited Catalina State Park and brought our visiting friend, Michael, to this delicately preserved park at the base of Pusch Ridge, on the north side of the Catalina Mountains. It was a very warm day for January and the late afternoon light was glorious on the cacti, shrubs and rocks. We were pleasantly surprised by the washes with snow-melt cascading over the rocks and touching the roots of grasses along the way.
Mark called this first shot: "a cathedral of cacti"--pretty poetry, pretty picture.
Here is a rare sight: water in the desert wash.
If you look closely at this photo, you can see the reflection of the saguaros in the water.