WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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PETRIFIED FOREST ARIZONA

As we were near the petrified forest I wanted to go see it, it was not what I expected but it was worth the trip. The petrified trees were formed 225 milion years ago when the area was flooded. The park is covered in pieces of trees and it looks like someone cut the trees into  nice big logs.

The park and the rocks were a perfect decor.

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YOU CAN’T TAKE A SMALL PIECE OF THE PETRIFIED TREE AS THEY ARE PROTECTED BUT YOU CAN BUY SOME IF YOU LIKE. THEY EVEN MAKE JEWLERY AND FURNITURE OF IT. IT IS BIG BUSINESS OFCOURSE BUT TOURISM IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY AND MANY PEOPLE MAKE A LIVING FROM IT.

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THEY EVEN HAD CACTI IN THE PARK, YOU CAN SEE HOW DRY EVERYTHING IS

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AND MR BLACKBIRD WAS EVERYWHERE WE WENT, I THINK THIS BIRDS LIVES ALL OVER THE WORLD

Have a great week all ! And thanks for visiting.

 

 

WALNUT CANYON ARIZONA

On our way to Phoenix we visited Walnut Canyon, a beautiful piece of nature. You could see where people lived in the old days, they just had a hole in a mountain, that must have been really uncomfortable !

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NATURE WAS VERY ROUGH AND PURE THERE, UNFORTUNATELY WE COULD NOT DO THE HIKING BIT COS OF MY TERRIBLE FEET SO WE WALKED ARROUND THERE AND DISCOVERED  SOME BEAUTIFUL GEMS.

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LIKE THIS BIRD

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AND THESE CACTI HIDDEN UNDER A TREE

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AGAVES

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OPUNTIAS

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AND ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL BIRD

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LOTS OF DEAD TREES USED BY BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS AS YOU CAN SEE

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ANIMAL DROPPINGS..

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Have a great week all !!

BLOOMING

What is blooming in my garden at the moment ? Here is what :

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A LILAC ARABIS, AN EASY LONG FLOWERING PERENIAL

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EUPHORBIA, A GREAT SPRING BLOOMER, EVEN ON A GREY AND RAINY DAY THEY LOOK AS IF THE SUN IS SHINING

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A FALSE STRAWBERRY, DUCHESNEA INDICA, A CUTE LITTLE PLANT WITH YELLOW FLOWERS FOLLOWED BY RED STRAWBERRY LIKE FRUITS, A RAMPANT GROWER SO BEWARE !

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VINCA MINOR, A STRONG WINTERGREEN PLANT

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AMELANCHIER WITH CUTE LITTLE WHITE FLOWERS LOVED BY BEE’S

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AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, MY VERY OLD NARCISSUS STILL IN BLOOM

The weather is nice and sunny at the moment and we had lunch in the garden for the first time this year, and although there is LOADS of work in the garden I am still enjoying sitting in a chair and enjoy the view.

Have a great day all !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A WALK IN THE PARK

Near Flagstaff we found a nature reserve and as we are always on the lookout for birds and other wildlife we stopped and walked through the park. There was still snow on the ground here and there so we had to be carefull as we are not 18 anymore…

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I LOVE DEATH TREE’S, THEY LOOK LIKE SCULPTURES

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IT WAS SUNNY AND ABOUT 20C° BUT STILL THERE WAS SNOW HERE AND THERE

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LOTS OF LICHEN ON THE ROCKS

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DEAD TREE’S EVERYWHERE AND LOTS OF DEAD WOOD

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I TRIED TO PHOTOGRAPH A LITTLE BLUE BIRD  HERE BUT IT WAS SOOOOO FAST !!!!

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THIS ONE WAS SO NICE TO SIT STILL FOR A WHILE SO I COULD TAKE A PICTURE

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LAVA ROCKS

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THESE ANIMALS WERE THERE BUT WE DIDN’T SEE ANY OF THEM ONLY A FEW BIRDS BUT FOR THE ANIMALS TO SHOW IT IS BEST TO GO THERE EARLY IN THE MORNING OR LATE IN THE AFTERNOON BUT AS WE WERE PASSING HERE ON OUR WAY BACK FROM THE GRAND CANYON IT WAS TOO EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON BUT NEVER THE LESS IT WAS A PLEASANT WALK !

Thanks for stopping buy, I hope you all have a great day.