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U.S. Postal Commemorative, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
St. Louis, Missouri
The saguaro cactus, symbol of the American Southwest, can grow taller than a five-story building. One record breaking specimen in Arizona reached a height of nearly 60 feet. A saguaro grows slowly; a ten-year-old plant may be less than 6 inches high.
Wonders of America: Land of Superlatives Stamp Series@2005 United States Postal Service. All rights reserved. Used with Permission.
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Image courtesy of Joyce Lambert, GVCC. This shot was actually taken several years ago when Bob and I were shooting in the Saguaro National Park. We were fascinated by the saguaro, seen only in this desert. I especially like this shot because there are no distracting clouds or mountains in the background. The spring blossoms were a perfect foreground for these giants.