Monday walk: Desert Botanical Gardens…visitors

Posted: March 22, 2021 in Monday walk
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For my birthday, we visited the Phoenix Botanical Gardens, a marvelous slice of desert life, past and present. The last time I visited was in 2014 when Dale Chihuly set up a marvelous installation. My sister-in-law and I arrived in the late afternoon, walked all the paths, then revisit after dark when everything was illuminated. It was magical! (And I did blog about it if you want to search.)

This day was just an “ordinary” day if there is such a thing there: a scheduled appointment, masks, and a somewhat limited crowd (although there were more than enough visitors for me.) When you arrive this is the first thing you see, the only leftover from the Chihuly exhibit.

Before setting out, let’s take a look at some of the inhabitants. Pollinators are some of my favorites.

Camouflage is even more of an asset when there are less places to hide.

There weren’t any butterflies around but I look forward to seeing some during our next visit.

I’m always happy to see bees.

Hopefully I’ve whet your appetite to see more of the visit. But for now, happy Monday.

for Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. Sheree says:

    Gorgeous photos

  2. restlessjo says:

    Happy Monday to you too, Janet! Fabulous and very timely photos- thank you! 🙂 🙂 I wasn’t intending to post but there was a very pressing need this week.

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  4. de Wets Wild says:

    I love seeing gardens where life, other than cultivated plants, flourish. To my mind this means the garden is tended in a way that is harmonious with nature and its cycles. Some gardens appear quite beautiful, but when you look closely it is as sterile as an operating theatre. I am really looking forward to seeing more of the Phoenix Botanical Garden!

  5. peggy says:

    Looks like a great place to visit. Enjoyed your lovely photos.

  6. I would love to visit next time in Phoenix. It reminds of the Sonoran desert Museum in Tucson.

  7. Happy Monday to you and enjoy the first week of spring

  8. It’s been awhile since our last visit to the garden. You’ve reminded me that I need to consider another visit soon. Love the shot of the bee on the flower, Mexican Feather Duster, I believe.

  9. Dan Antion says:

    Happy Monday (and belated Happy Birthday) to you, Janet. This looks like a wonderful place to walk.

    • Thanks and thanks, Dan. The Gardens are wonderful, reminding us of the beauty of the desert, so different from most of the rest of the country/world. Always good to have you walking along.

  10. Happy Monday, and a late Happy Birthday to you! Enjoyed your photos 😀

  11. Happy Belated Birthday, Janet! The flowers, bees, and Wren were lovely gifts for you to see on your special day. 💕

    • Thanks, Deborah, and that they were. The Gardens are wonderful and I think we’ll spring for the money for a membership, as the price is less than three adult visits (no senior pricing). I’d love to go at least once a month to see all the changes and that would make it feasible. How’s spring coming along in your part of the world?

  12. What a perfect activity to celebrate your birthday! Thank you for giving us the gift of sharing this experience, too. 🙂

  13. Jane says:

    Happy Birthday,Janet. Your memories and the new ones you’ve made on the visit are wonderful experiences 💕

  14. Rupali says:

    Wonderful place to visit on your special day. Happy belated birthday Janet.

  15. Resa says:

    Yes! More of the visit would be neat!
    Going from the lime-ish hue of the first shot to that 2-tone pink is fabulous!

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