Who said the desert landscape looks dead? Coming from the Midwest and East Coast, I did when I first moved out here. I’m used to grass and deciduous trees. I had to see beyond the rocks on the ground (No mowing!) and see instead texture, lines, space, and color.
It’s spring in AZ with temps in the 60s and 70s. Everything is popping color. Jim and I headed southeast down past Phoenix and checked out the state botanical garden. If you visit Arizona, I highly recommend the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. Founded in the 1920s by mining magnate and philanthropist, William Boyce Thompson, it’s a beautiful destination for a day trip. Here are the colors we saw the other day.
Walking by these large Barrel cacti reminded me of snorkeling and viewing Brain Coral.
They look like pineapples, don’t they?
Anna’s Hummingbird. We have these beauties at the house daily. At the arboretum, they flocked together, buzzing under the shady trees. I love their fuchsia heads and throats. If you would like to investigate the park further, check out their website. http://azstateparks.com/Parks/BOTH/
Which shot do you like best?