Cacti grow large here in Arizona. However, usually they don’t grow beyond a certain level – the size seen up in the featured image, in fact. I normally don’t see them grow more than four or feet tall at most, usually less.
That was, until I saw this old girl.
There she is, roughly eight to ten feet tall, and so big and old that she’s actually developed bark on her trunk. Now THAT’S a cactus. Here’s another view from the same walk.
It’s a little hard to tell scale because of the angle, but she’s big. Dare I say…