Monday walk…Chihuly-less

Posted: March 7, 2022 in Monday walk
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As I pointed out in an earlier post, there’s a lot more to the Desert Botanical Garden that the Chihuly installation, stunning as it is. Let’s walk a bit looking at what the desert has to offer. You did notice that it’s the Desert Botanical Garden, not the Chihuly Botanical Garden. I thought you did.

Cacti aren’t just thorns. Many of them have beautiful flowers in season as well. But you might want to avoid trying to pick them or do so with the utmost care. Of course here you shouldn’t pick at all!

Before you ask, no, I don’t know what this is. But if you do, feel free to let us all know. (Yes, I’m too lazy/too busy to try to look it up online.)

Humans aren’t the only ones enjoy the Garden, although this butterfly appears to be attempting to pass as a flower.

Another Seussian sighting? I’m pretty sure this might be Thing 1…or maybe Thing 2. Who can tell them apart??

We ❤ the Desert Botanical Garden and it must be “Mutual, I’m sure.” (Hint: “White Christmas.)

That’s our walk for today. Thanks for coming along to see just a tiny, tiny bit of what the desert has to offer. Sorry I don’t have any dessert for you, but I did have desert–so close! 🙂

  1. wanderlustig says:

    My app Plant Net says it is a Rhus ovata or Sugar bush
    ( ).

  2. restlessjo says:

    I’ll happily settle for desert, Janet. Thanks a lot!

  3. Gorgeous plants and butterfly on your walk Janet!

  4. Rupali says:

    Beautiful captures. Strangely it is just heat or the high temperatures came into our mind when we think about desert.

    • That’s certainly true in the summer, a summer which is quite a lot longer than three months! There are also different types of desert with varying types of vegetation and temperature ranges.


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  6. Jet Eliot says:

    Thanks for the delightful desert flora, Janet. All very intriguing and unique.

  7. Pretty sightings at the garden, Janet! Except for Thing One or Thing Two, those are cute. 😀

  8. scr4pl80 says:

    Amazing the colors that pop out of the cacti. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Gorgeous colour and patterns. Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. Dawn and I were in Phoenix last week for some meetings with other pastors and church planters, so we were able to enjoy the desert some🏜 🌵

  11. Dan Antion says:

    I had to laugh at Thing-1 and Thing-2 – thanks for that. These are beautiful.

  12. JT Twissel says:

    I guess the butterflies love the cacti too! Great shots!

  13. de Wets Wild says:

    This is a walk best enjoyed at a slow pace for fear of missing out on something beautiful!

  14. Sue says:

    Thanks for the Virtual glimpses!

  15. Awesome photos but I have to say that Butterfly one OMG amazing!

  16. you can find beauty everywhere if you look closely

  17. Resa says:

    Beautiful and wonderful!