Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Meandering Through the Desert Botanical Garden

It's a holiday week-- Happy Thanksgiving, one and all, even if you don't celebrate it (because I'm thankful for all my readers). Even if I had the time I don't feel like going on any typing marathons, and something tells me that you don't have the inclination to read any. Therefore, I thought I'd take you on another meander through one of my favorite places here in the valley, the Desert Botanical Garden.There's always so much to see and do there that it's long been one of my go-to places to wear out my camera batteries.

This time I'm sharing photos that both Denis and I took. If you'd like to see any of them in their original size, just click on one and a new window will automatically open so that you may do so. Let's start meandering!

Sunlight makes the cacti look as though they're crowned with fire. (db)

The common name of this flowering shrub is "Yellow Bells." (db)

Beloved of bees and hummingbirds, they have a long, prolific blooming season.

It was only a matter of time--now Denis loves the "Creeping Devil," too. (db)

The Desert Roses are still in bloom, too.

Texas Mountain Laurel. Sometimes the seed pods are more interesting than the plant itself. (db)

It's the end of November, but many things are still in bloom.

One of my favorite paths through the garden.

I always see places I want to explore.

When the shade became deep enough, fairy lights started twinkling in the trees.

The Volunteer Wall outside the Webster Center.

I never knew there were so many types of fascinating cactus and succulents.

This plant cycles through many shades of purple depending on the strength of the sun.

What a fun place to get an education. I love it here!


  1. You are so lucky to have this, Cathy! Thanks for sharing; those 'photos are gorgeous. It must be such a wonderful place to refresh...

    1. It is. I always feel like a new person after spending time here. (And if you're ever in these parts, let me know. I have guest passes!)


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