Palo Fierro - freshvista

Night Sky - Ironwood Forest National Monument. I call the pair of plants in this image "The Elders". A very old Palo Fierro embracing a very old Sahuaro Cactus which the Palo Fierro has nurtured since the cacti's seed was placed in the Palo Fierro's care. The moon has just risen from behind the camera giving the cactus its wonderful glow. The light behind the plants is the last faint remnant of a setting sun.