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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix AZ


I'm going to try something a little different for this trip's photos, as posting them to Blogger in any amount of bulk of somewhat of a pain. So I've done albums instead.

Album #1 is from April 22, my birthday, which we spent on what turned out to be a bit of driving odyssey, but that's another post.

In the morning, we headed over to the Desert Botanical Garden, which we're able to access for free, because we're members of our local botanical garden. (Definite perk of that membership.)

It's the late part of their wildflower season in April, though it apparently wasn't a great wildflower year, because they didn't get a ton of rain over the winter. However, the cactus were blooming, which was fascinating to see. Most of their flowers are pretty waxy, so they look almost fake. I did even manage to see some blooming saguaro cactus, though they were far enough off the trail, and up enough in height, that I don't have great pictures. The pictures in the album are the more ground level cactus.

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