When I saw that the theme of WP’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week was twisted, I immediately thought of two things: trees and cactus.
Winter is a good time to photograph twisted branches.
Springtime in the parkSometimes even trees need a hug!
There’s a bird hiding in this tangle of branches!At Saguaro National Park near Tucson, Arizona, the mighty saguaro starts growing arms when it is about 60 years of age and these arms twist every which way as they grow!
Saguaros live up to 200 years of age, sometimes older. They provide shelter and sustenance for many species of animals.Anther twisty cactus is common throughout southern Arizona, but I don’t remember its name.Photos taken in Des Plaines, a state park in Indiana, Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson) and Saguaro National Park West (Tucson).
Finally, a video by the band Twisted Sister, We’re Not Gonna Take It.