Saturday, February 13, 2010

Desert Botanical Garden

We must be actual homeowners - we're even having company. Our first guest was our good friend Carol who only stayed overnight. In fact she was here such a short time that I didn't even get a picture!

Next to arrive was Ron's son Jim. We dragged him off to see the Desert Botanical Garden. When we arrived, we were greeted by this startling sculpture. We agreed it was an attention grabber, but not something we wanted in our yard.

We asked a passerby to take our picture - didn't she do a great job?

There was tiny cactus . . .

And colorful cactus.

Cactus lined up like little solders . . .

And some that looked like they partied too much last night.

But mostly, just lots and lots of cacti.

Although this looks like the popular Saguaro cactus, it's actually a Cardon cactus (and huge!)

Later we picked up Angie and her daughter McKayla at the airport. McKayla is quite a soccer player and is in town for a tournament. We don't get to see her play often and it's fun to see how she and her team grow and change. I think this is the first time I've seen her since she grew taller than her mother!


  1. I like those worm looking, partied out, cacti.

    Sounds like you have a house full!! Have fun!!

  2. Ron just can't resist doing something scary with the cactus. Ouch! That looks painful.

  3. We loved our visit to the Desert Botanical Garden. Such interesting cacti, as well as helpful to the interpretation work we do here at Casa Grande.