Sunday, April 12, 2015

When Nature Does The Landscaping...

We recently drove out to California, to catch a ship to Hawaii.
We like road trips.

Just outside Tucson, AZ, is Saguaro National Park.

Nature does the landscape job there.
And, a good job it is.


I love Ocotillo.

Wonder just how old these guys are.  It takes years, before they put on an arm.

PURPLE Cholla!

We should have stood beside this guy, for scale.  It's six feet tall....

So pretty...don't know what it is.

If you get the chance, it's worth seeing this 'garden'.

Happy Gardening...


  1. So inspiring to see what happens without any intervention, and, all well within watering restrictions! Thank you so much for sharing some of the vistas from your travels. (Still, glad to have you home!)

  2. Amazing place to visit Saguaro Park, must have been a wonderful trip.

  3. The way you captured the light, and saguaros juxtaposed with brittlebush is my favorite. Your mystery flower looks like Dalea pulchra!

    I needed this post, given a few disconnected clients I've had to spend and lose time on...dispiriting. Seeing nature's handiwork is quite the opposite, even though too many don't seem to allow (want) it. Saguaro East is something wonderful!

  4. Oh my goodness, we were in Tucson in March and we went to the Sonoran living Desert Museum and it was so awesome! They had a raptor free flight show and they flew inches above our heads! Great images you captured here!!

  5. That third from the last, wow, WOW. So good!

  6. Great photos Linda. You captured the desert beautifully.

  7. Beautiful pictures - seems like you had a lot of breathtaking views. Looks like it was a great trip - always is when you can stop and enjoy nature like this.

  8. Beautiful photos--I love Ocotillo too. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous shots. That plant with the purple bloom, could it be some sort of Dalea?


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