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Peaceful morning full of desert blooms...

Monday, April 22, 2013

This morning was my special time at the Desert Botanical Garden. Why "special time," you might ask? Because it was alone time, just me and my camera. I could walk at my own pace and stop as often as desired to snap photos. Which I did, and did, and did! There were so many beautiful shots to capture today...

Like this gorgeous prickly pear blossom:

or this lovely blossom, which must have been close to 9 inches in diameter:

Many of the ocotillo were in bloom, and simply had to be memorialized on my camera...

The palo verde (green tree, literally) were in full bloom as well. This one had created a carpeting of yellow beneath its branches:

And I have no idea what this succulent is, however, its startling display of vivid pink blossoms entranced me:

close up:

When you see a view like this, it is so easy to forget that you are in the heart of a giant metropolis:

The butterfly exhibit was open today, too! Carol (CARPROTH) is a docent at the garden. She mentioned to me that the butterfly exhibit closes on May 12. If you have a chance it is so worth seeing!

It was so lovely seeing all the flowering desert plants, I had to bring a bit of the garden home with me:

If you're interested in learning more about the Desert Botanical Garden, visit this site:
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    Those are so lovely. I can imagine being there with you.
    I remember often visiting the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens when I was a child, sometimes on school trips and sometimes just to wander on my own. Of course, the plants and flowers were very different in that climate, just still a very peaceful experience.
    1887 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Beautiful! Is the butterfly exhibit closing for the summer?
    1887 days ago
    That was productive alone time. You've taken some very nice photos. It will be fun to watch your new mini garden.
    1887 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I love your desert blooms. We enjoyed our visits to Arizona and the desert. Have a great day.
    1887 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    for sharing your Cacti and Succulent Pictures emoticon
    Very Nice Blooms!
    1887 days ago
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