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I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

On the way back to Lake Havasu we stopped overnight at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It is a beautiful park and we definitely want to revisit when we have more time to spend.
The Organ Pipe Cactus has several shoots that grow from the center like fingers.

There were also hundreds of the magnficent Saguaro Cacti, the symbol of the Desert Southwest.

Many birds like the ubiquitous House Finch

And a new bird on my life list, the Gila Woodpecker. They bore nesting holes in the saguaros.

Teddy took this photo of a Desert Poppy which were in bloom because of the recent rains.

If you should ever get a chance to visit southern Arizona, a visit to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument should be high on your "bucket list".

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