Sorry for the delay of this post, it was ment to come sooner but my father died and life was “different” for a while.
So here they come, the Arizona pictures as promised.
SAGUARO’S EVERYWHERE YOU SEE
THE BIRDS LOVE TO MAKE NESTS IN SAGUARO BODIES
FLOWERSPIKE OF AN AGAVE
MAMMILARIA WITH PUPS
SUCCULENT FLOWERS, ALOE I THINK
APARENTLY PEOPLE LOVE TO CUT AND CARVE IN THESE OPUNTIA’S, HEARTFORMS ARE POPULAR AND PEOPLES NAMES
BIRDS ARE NOT AFRAID OF THE HUGE SPIKES
LOOK HOW GREEN THESE SUCCULENTS ARE COMPAIRED TO THE GRAS !
FLOWERBUDS OF THE OCCOTILLO
I think I’ll have to make a 3rd post about this item, I’ll try to make it this week ok ?
Have a great week all and thanks for visiting.
I know it’s been a while since our vacation in Arizona and I have several posts here about our vacation but I wanted to make a special of the cacti and the succulents I saw over there. I loved seeing them in their own habitat !
OPUNTIA-ON- THE- ROCKS
THE WORLD FAMOUS SAGUARO, IF YOU KNOW THEY GROW ONLY A FEW INCHES EACH YEAR CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW OLD THIS ONE IS ? THE FIRST ARM GROWS WHEN HE IS 100 YEARS OLD !!!!
OPUNTIA SANTA RITA
ON THE LOOK OUT
THIS HAIRY CACTUS IS CALLED : OLD MAN OF THE ANDES
THIS IS THE FAMOUS MOTHER-IN-LAW’S CHAIR
I think I’ll have to do more than one blogpage about this cos I still have so many to show.
Have a great week all !
On our travels in Arizona we went to Phoenix Zoo, it was a very nice park but we expected more animals in a zoo. None the less we loved walking arround and taking pictures.
THIS WAS AN OTTER
MY FAVORITE WILD ANIMAL
A PELICAN WITH A SPECIAL BEAK, AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE HAD A SANDWICH IN HIS BEAK
I hope you are all enjoying Spring or Autumn for the ones down under ! Thanks for visiting !
We visited the Sonoran dessert last March whilst on holiday in Arizona, it’s a great place and not too hot yet in Spring. In Summer the heat must be unbearable !!! I loved every second of it !
THOSE SAGUARO CACTI WERE REALLY IMPRESSIVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ONLY GROW A FEW INCHES A YEAR.
THEY LOOKED ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AGAIST THE BLUE SKY.
THE SONORAN DESSERT STILL LOOKS VERY WILD.
LOTS OF WILDFLOWERS
FLOWER BUDS AND FRESH NEW LEAFS FOR THIS OCCOTILLO
A SPIDER HOLE IN THE GROUND, BUT I DIDN’T SEE THE SPIDER.
CACTI PARADISE FOR ME
RIPENING BERRIES ON A SUCCULENT PLANT WHO GREW ON A TREE
LUCKILY FOR MY HUB THERE WERE BIRDS TOO
We loved the peace and quiet, when you go on vacation in Europe there are crowds everywhere so you can’t take a decent picture !
Have a great week all and thanks for visiting, don’t forget to enjoy your garden or balcony !
As promised, more pictures of the Sonoran Dessert Museum.
PRETTY WILD FLOWERS GROWING ALONGSIDE THE CACTI
FRESH NEW SPRING LEAFS
OPUNTIA SANTA RITA
HUMMINGBIRDS ARE LURED WITH SWEET STUFF, THEY WERE KEPT IN AN AVIARY WHERE YOU COULD WALK INSIDE TO SEE THEM UP CLOSE
I LOVED THAT PERFECT BLUE SKY !!!!!
ADENIUM FLOWERS, A SUCCULENT
We loved our visit to the Sonoran Dessert garden, it was hot though even in March !
Thanks for your visit .
On our travels in Arizona last March we ended up one day in the Sonora Dessert Museum. We loved it ! So much to see, a great garden and lots of wildlife and on top some really really old gemstones and fossils. But it was hot ! even in March so I wonder what it’s like in Summer !!!!
CREATED BY NATURE MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO
HUMMINGBIRD IN AN AGAVE FLOWER STALK
Tomorrow I’ll continue with this Dessert Museum blogpost as I have too many pictures of it and I want to show you more.
I hope you are all well and happy !