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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Sassy Saguaros by Steve Ryan - Book Tour


 

Humor, Arizona, Plants/Trees, Photography

Date Published: August 26, 2020

Publisher: Mindstir Media



NO ALTERATIONS! NO DISGUISES! NO PHOTOSHOP!

Steve Ryan spent months hiking and biking the beautiful Southwest Sonoran Desert, suffering more flat tires than he can count in his search for Saguaros that had something to "say". Sassy Saguaros features the photographs he took of the most interesting subjects--based on their looks and personalities--and the hilarious captions he added (Steve is also a part-time comedian).

These desert dwellers--which often weigh several tons and can live up to 200 years--are brought to life in the wonderful, wacky world of Sassy Saguaros. Get ready to laugh out loud and see how "human" this giant cactus can be!


   Excerpt
One of the ironies of this majestic desert plant is that the majority of a Saguaro is made up of water. Its root system, only inches under the ground, absorbs as much water as any rain will produce. For this reason, an adult Saguaro can weigh several tons. The Saguaro provides a home for many birds, including hawks and owls which are able to excavate nesting areas in the Saguaro’s pulpy flesh. Even deer and rabbits will eat the outside flesh when other water sources are scarce. It’s comforting to know that the Saguaro is not in any way an endangered plant species but thrives in abundance in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. But enough seriousness! Start turning the pages and watch these Saguaros come to life and turn a little bit “crazy” just like all of us. 

 


About The Author

 Steve Ryan, explorer and photographer, has lived in the Sonoran Desert for over 40 years. Steve is now retired and devoted to sharing the beauty-and “sass”-of the famous Saguaro cactus.

Steve Ryan spent years hiking and biking the beautiful Southwest Sonoran Desert, suffering more flat tires than he can count in his search for Saguaros that had something to say. Sassy Saguaros features the photographs he took of the most interesting subjects-based on their looks and personalities-and the hilarious captions he added. These desert dwellers-which often weigh several tons and can live up to 200 years-are brought to life in the wonderful, wacky world of Sassy Saguaros. Get ready to laugh out loud and see how “human” this giant cactus can be!


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