Sunday, September 20, 2015

Desert Hilltop

The hilltop next to the Desert Lab with the slopes of Tumamoc in the background. There are lots of saguaros on Tumamoc. Saguaro cactus are found only in the Sonoran Desert and can live to be over 200 years old.

Desert Hilltop
acrylic on panel 
8x10 inch

The finest bits of desert in the Tucson Region seem like some immense botanical garden...
widely dissimilar plants that ... are mingled with each other in matchless landscape effects.
— Forrest Shreve, 1930