Tortoise Eye View: Blooming Cactus in Tucson Mountain Park

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Tortoise-eye view of blooming cactus: Mike in Tucson

The perspective from which we view the world changes everything!  The circle of brilliant pink flowers caught my eye as I was hiking in Tucson Mountain Park.  Without the flowers, I might not have noticed the cactus.

Desert Tortoise: Mike in TucsonFrom six feet up in the air, this little cactus was a pretty insignificant part of my view of the landscape.  Wondering to myself what this would look like from the perspective of the Desert Tortoise, I got down on my hands and knees, and then laid down full length on the ground.

What had been a tiny cactus suddenly became a fortified tower ringed with flowers, a significant part of the landscape.  Nothing had changed... except my perspective.  And that made all the difference.

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Lenn Harley
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Ah perspective.  If I were a Scorpion and I saw a huge creature coming down to my level, I might want to take defensive measures.

MMmmmmmmm.

August 12, 2010 11:11 AM
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Mike Jones
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Lenn,

We ALWAYS look down to see what might be there...  I friend here in the neighborhood didn't do that, and stepped on a scorpion with bare feet.  He jumped (my friend, that is) in the air, and came down on the same scorpion with the other foot!

Bob,

Those flowers are about eyeball height for the Tortoise.  yummy!

Margaret,

Thank you!!

Keith,

Thanks for stopping by to comment.  See you (and those little ones too) on your blog.

Jane,

Why, thank you, maam!

Ken,

It's the truth!

William,

...leaning tower of needles. I like that!

Curt,

I'll bet you got a bunch of good photos from your trip.  Come again!

Doreen,

No blanket.  I did look around carefully, though...

Ted,

Thanks for saying so!

John,

That sounds like a lot of fun!  I hope you do it.

Richard,

No, you wouldn't!

Dorie,

Thank you!  I'm honored.

Richie,

You're welcome!  See you on your blog.

Bill,

:)

Joan,

You're very welcome!

Mike in Tucson

August 12, 2010 11:35 AM
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Bill Burchard
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Very cool photo, Mike. I use the same “change the perspective” approach when photographing homes for listings. It’s amazing how much impact a different perspective can have.

August 12, 2010 01:34 PM
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HI Mike - another great analogy, and you are right, it is all about perspective. Your posts are inspirational to me today - thanks!

August 12, 2010 07:00 PM
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Sharon,

You're welcome!  Comments like yours inspire me to keep on keeping on.

Bill,

I'll have to come visit your blog and check out the photos.  Thanks for stopping by.

Mike in Tucson

August 13, 2010 05:40 AM
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