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Doug's OverAchiever!

Uploaded by: minnesotamom

Monday March 4, 2013

Tucson, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Tucson Doug has named this The OverAchiever! It's easy to see why! I have no idea how many arms this giant has! It must be VERY old to have this many arms. And weigh several tons!

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25. minnesotamom
1:00 AM GMT on March 13, 2013
Thanks ever so much for your notes, Kathy, Randall, and Mindi!! Yes, it sure was a dilly of a producer! Doug & Donna took a route that went by several really great specimens! They were great tour guides!
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24. BEME
4:06 AM GMT on March 12, 2013
Super shot and Series Kathy!!! How unusual,and interesting photo,colors and all!!! CONGRATULTIONS MY DEAR!! Glad you enjoyed your visit with your W/U Friends!! How awesome!!
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23. Bluesmaster
9:40 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Very cool shot and series, AC congrats!
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22. kathy1950
1:36 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Great picture! I've never seen one with that many arms!
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21. minnesotamom
1:25 AM GMT on March 11, 2013
Thanks so much, Wanda! It was a very memorable hike and I loved everything I got to see. :-)
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20. Wanda1948
10:17 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
Great shot and series, Kathy! Congratulations!
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19. minnesotamom
8:15 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
Thank you all ever so much, Wunderfriends!! Doug (TucsonDoug) and Donna deserve the credit as our guides, sharing their favorites with us. :-)
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18. trailhiker44
5:15 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
Fantastic saguaro capture, Kathy !
CONGRATULATIONS on your AC !!!
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17. cyril8
3:57 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
Fabulous capture of this saguaro, Kathy! Congratulations on a 'definitely not-in-Minnesota' AC!!
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16. CalicoBass
2:15 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
Wow, that is a big one, very beautiful!
Congrats on your new AC Kathy, love it!
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15. TucsonDoug
2:08 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
This one is truly prolific in the number of arms it has. Glad you were able to capture it with the gorgeous mountain backdrop. We truly were thrilled to share the beauty with you and your sister. Congrats on the AC! Love the entire series.
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14. gingyb
2:05 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
Great series, and congrats on the AC
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13. geniebenie
2:00 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
Congratulations on your AC. Just loved the whole series. I never saw a cactus like this one.
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12. minnesotamom
1:19 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
Lynn, there were a few others along the way that had a profusion of arms too but this one was amazing. From where I was standing I could count 29 arms, but there were probably more. When you consider they don't put out an arm till they're about 70 years old that makes this a really old cacti!!!
Prosperina, thanks so much for your note! :-)
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11. Proserpina
12:55 PM GMT on March 10, 2013
Hurrah for overachievers. Beautiful photo.
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10. eireseeker
10:53 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
Wow..this is amazing!
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9. minnesotamom
6:06 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
Thanks ever so much, Gil! This is a surprise! I'm still posting more photos in this series and all of a sudden I saw one had a blue border! Thanks so much, Approvers!
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8. gilg72
5:54 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
Fantastic photo Kathy. Wonderful series.
Congratulations on this AC!
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7. minnesotamom
4:02 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
Thanks ever so much for looking, James and Peter! There'll be more to come as I get through the 1,000's of photos I shot over 10 days down there! So many amazing things to see! :-)
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6. Cowgazer
3:46 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
Glad you had fun in the sun, that Cactus must be on steroids its amazing.
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5. gardner48197
2:51 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
Great Series, what fun!!
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4. minnesotamom
2:50 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
Thanks so much, Katy! I thought of you when it started snowing today! :D I'm glad to be home in the snow again, but loved everything I got to see down in AZ! Yes, Doug & Donna are just the greatest couple---so much fun and so considerate & kind. It was a joy to spend the day with them. :D
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3. katy99780
2:44 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
Oh you lucky dog! I am GREEN with envy! Say hello to Doug and Donna for me!
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2. minnesotamom
2:20 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
Thanks Eileen! I can't begin to imagine how much all those arms must weigh! It's amazing how they have all those wood trunks inside them, like our bones inside our soft outsides.
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1. YouKnowWho
2:05 AM GMT on March 10, 2013
That is one crazy-looking cactus!
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Hi! My name is Kathy and I live in northern Minnesota, USA, where the winter temps have dipped down to -60º below zero F. The summers used to be mild but in recent years have been up in the 90ºs---too hot for me. I love being able to travel the world from my office chair, through all your great photos! I've learned tons about photography and editing photos thanks to all the great people on here and their willingness to share tips. Thank you to all you Wunderfriends who take time to look and leave notes---I deeply appreciate it. :-)free hit countersCreate your own visitor map!

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