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 !
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 !
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 !
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.
LIKE THIS BIRD
AND THESE CACTI HIDDEN UNDER A TREE
AND ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL BIRD
LOTS OF DEAD TREES USED BY BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS AS YOU CAN SEE
Have a great week all !!