In the foreground is a very old Saguaro Cactus Skeleton and in the background another tall and stately Tucson sight - a cell tower. These cactus skeletons are used in lots of imaginative ways as house decor. I have seen these cactus spines/ribs turned into lamps, furniture, and even fences! I caught this image just as another storm was rolling in. Hello, Monsoon Season!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: