One of the first outings we made while Daisy was visiting was to the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Garden. After all, they're on the same road and in close proximity to each other. There were other trips that we had planned, but after looking at the weather forecast for the coming days, I knew we'd have to cancel a plan or two and switch some others around. (Snow in the mountains.)
We all enjoyed ourselves-- so much so that we all wound up going to bed much earlier than planned that night. Having fun out in the desert sun can do that to you! (We wore hats and sunscreen and carried bottles of water with us, in case any of you are worry warts.)
A selection of the photos taken that day follows. If you'd like to see any of them full size, just left click on one and a new window will automatically open for you to do so. Enjoy!
|Daisy loved Stingray Bay at the Phoenix Zoo.|
|But she discovered that camels aren't the most comfortable critters to ride.|
|I could swear I was being watched.|
|I think the giraffe was keeping an eye on me, too.|
|An egret and its chick.|
|Lots of flowers-- like this hibiscus-- in bloom at the Zoo.|
|In the Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden, a Painted Lady mistook Daisy's tattoo for the real thing.|
|Daisy standing by one of the Jun Kaneko sculptures.|
|Cholla in bloom|
|More prickly pear|
|Daisy enjoying the Patio Cafe.|
|Feed me! Feed me!|
Hope you enjoyed our visit. I know we did!