Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Desert Botanical Gardens

If you've ever been to Arizona you know its the perfect climate for succulents especially cacti.  Did you know cactus is a succulent but not every succulent is a cactus?

On my visit earlier this month to my brother's home, one outing was to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Scottsdale.  Spring was just starting in Arizona visible in the light green of the new leaves above us.

Our first stop was to see the butterflies but there was so much to see on our way there.  Cacti and wildflowers in bloom.

Inside the butterfly garden the butterflies were everywhere.

One landed on my bag.

From there we wandered the trails marveling at all the varieties of cacti.

Spotted a lizard and a snake though didn't get the snake's picture taken.

We went in the late afternoon so the shadows were long and temps were moderate.

A beautiful spot to enjoy the wonders of the desert.