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Friday, April 11, 2014

Time Away From Home, Cacti by Joan Tavolott

In 2002 my husband and I drove cross-country for my Christmas vacation from teaching. My sister, Fran, was sick and we decided to go out to California. My husband didn't want to fly so we drove with a stop or two each way...but mostly we just drove. I said I couldn't drive all that way without seeing something scenic. When we passed the signs for the Saguaro National Forest in New Mexico on the way home we did stop. The giant saguaro cacti look like people standing with their arms raised. They looked so great silhouetted against the sky. It was a really interesting to visit the park and the nature center they had there, as well as see the wildlife in the park.


  1. Joan, good morning! I see you have captured these enormous cacti completly as they are. It is surely impressiv to stay there and look at these giants! Great!

  2. Beautiful sketch Joan. Happy PPF, Annette x

  3. Wonderful sketch. Cacti have such interesting shapes. I'd love to see a forest of them!

  4. Great drawing of this tall stately cactus.

  5. Thanks Sirkka, Netty, Melisa, and Fran!

  6. Beautiful. Our husbands have that rather drive than fly in common.

  7. You have captured the imposing cacti so well, I've only seen one or two like this. If there is a forest of them it must be quite a scary place if one wandered through it in the dark!


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