Saguaro & Teddy-Bear Cholla, Saguaro National Park, Arizona:
Heavy spring rains brought my daughter, Kellie, and I to Saguaro National Park in hopes of finding images of wildflowers. During this adventure we found this picturesque view of saguaro and teddy-bear cholla cacti. This image is particularly memorable as we had to remove a segment of a teddy-bear cholla cactus with its barbed spines from Kellie’s hand. She was only 10 years old at the time. She was very brave and didn’t even cry. I am not sure I would have been so brave.