SONORAN DESSERT ARIZONA

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 !

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THOSE SAGUARO CACTI WERE REALLY IMPRESSIVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ONLY GROW A FEW INCHES A YEAR.

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THEY LOOKED ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AGAIST THE BLUE SKY.

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THE SONORAN DESSERT STILL LOOKS VERY WILD.

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CACTI EVERYWHERE

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LOTS OF WILDFLOWERS

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FLOWER BUDS AND FRESH NEW LEAFS FOR THIS OCCOTILLODSC02099

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A SPIDER HOLE IN THE GROUND, BUT I DIDN’T SEE THE SPIDER.

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CACTI PARADISE FOR ME

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OCCOTILLO

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RIPENING BERRIES ON A SUCCULENT PLANT WHO GREW ON A TREE

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BEAUTY EVERYWHERE

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STUNNING VIEWS

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LUCKILY FOR MY HUB THERE WERE BIRDS TOO

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OPUNTIAS

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 !

 

 

 

 

 

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SONORA DESSERT MUSEUM ARIZONA part 2

As promised, more pictures of the  Sonoran Dessert Museum.

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PRETTY WILD FLOWERS GROWING ALONGSIDE THE CACTI

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FRESH NEW SPRING LEAFS

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AGAVE

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OPUNTIA SANTA RITA

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HUMMINGBIRDS ARE LURED WITH SWEET STUFF, THEY WERE KEPT IN AN AVIARY WHERE YOU COULD WALK INSIDE TO SEE THEM UP CLOSE

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ASCLEPIAS FLOWER

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I LOVED THAT PERFECT BLUE SKY !!!!!

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ADENIUM FLOWERS, A SUCCULENT

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ALOE

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ALOE FLOWERS

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FERNS

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AGAVE

We loved our visit to the Sonoran Dessert garden, it was hot though even in March !

Thanks for your visit .

 

 

 

 

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 !!

Wonderfull Arizona

So we have been travelling in Arizona for about 17 days. First we flew from Brussels to London and from there to Las Vegas (Nevada) as we wanted to see Arizona from North to South. There was a hired car waiting for us there and off we went. As the trip was long and tiring we wanted to relax in Vegas and see a bit of Vegas too. That is quite a special city, it is all about the gambling and the booze and the lights ofcourse. As we don’t drink or gamble we did a lot of sight seeing and we loved what we saw;   the nature  and the gardens and the animals in the city.

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And it was hot hot hot, we came from 3 C° in Belgium to           30 C° in Vegas.

Have a great weekend all !