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 .

 

 

 

 

A WALK IN NATURE

We took a small break this week and we went to the east of Belgium, to the province of Limburg. People go there for walking and cycling in the green. We took the dogs with us and we went for a long walk along a canal. Silly me forgot our camera so we took these pictures with a cellphone, the quality is not so good I’m afraid !

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THE FIRST SIGNS OF AUTUMN : FUNGI

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MORE FUNGI

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BERRIES OF THE AMERICAN CHERRY TREE, THE BIRDS LOVE THE BERRIES A LOT

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WHITE WATER LILLIES WERE GROWING ALL ALONG THE CANAL

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SAMBUCUS NIGRA OR ELDER

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A SMALL BROOK IN THE WOODS NEAR THE CANAL

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WILD FLOWERS

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MORE FUNGI

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A TREE KNOB

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WILD FLOWERS

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OZZY ENJOYED OUR WALK A LOT

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JIP ON THE OTHER HAND PREFERS TO BE CARRIED ARROUND BUT WE WANT HER TO WALK SO SHE WALKED THE WHOLE WAY AND I THINK THAT AFTER ALL SHE ENJOYED IT TOO, WE CERTAINLY DID !

HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY ALL AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK ! THANKS FOR VISITING !!!