Nature Photography: Land of the Frozen CactusFebruary 4th, 2011
Here in Tucson, we have been experiencing a weather spell that would be better suited for northern climes.
We're talking daytime highs that barely make it past the 40-degree mark. And the nighttime lows? Well below freezing.
A couple of mornings ago, the wind chill made the air feel like it was four degrees above zero. (Yes, I am writing this paragraph in Southern Arizona.)
I wasn't sure how my camera would work under bitterly cold conditions. So, I waited until yesterday morning, when the temperature had risen to near the freezing mark.
Didn't have too far to go before I found my first weather casualties: These prickly pear cactus were bestowed on me as a housewarming present back in 2005. And grow they did -- until this week...
Tip: You can view more nature photography in my portfolio.
- Nature Photography: Spring in Tucson – Cactus Bud
- Nature Photography: Xeriscapes and a Prickly Pear Cactus Sunrise
- Nature Photography: Spring in Tucson – Chuparosa Blooming, Cactus Budding
- Nature Photography: Tragic Garden
- Nature Photography: Rain in Tucson